Michael Griffin
DB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Griffin (back) signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin, a ten year veteran, signed with the Vikings this offseason but was cut by the team before the start of the season after being placed on injured reserve due to a back injury. The Panthers have not commented on the health status of Griffin but look for updates to come later in the week. Once healthy, Griffin could potentially compete with Kurt Coleman for the starting strong safety position.

Michael Griffin
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3 months ago

Griffin (back) reached an injury settlement with the Vikings on Wednesday, Anthony DiMoro of the Huffington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The agreement removes Griffin from the Vikings' injured reserve list. When healthy, he'll be free to sign with another organization.

Michael Griffin
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3 months ago

Griffin was placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

EDGE Analysis

With Griffin hurt, Andrew Sendejo will begin the season as the starting strong safety next to Harrison Smith.

Michael Griffin
DB CAR (7)
3 months ago

Griffin got the start at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Sunday's preseason game, but left in the second quarter due to a back injury and was later seen leaving the locker room on crutches, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin had one tackle before departing. He got the start in the third preseason game over Andrew Sendejo, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated the competition isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.

Michael Griffin
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4 months ago

Griffin started at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. The competition for the starting safety job opposite Smith will likely be decided late in the preseason, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Andrew Sendejo started opposite Smith in the first preseaon game, so it looks like an even competition at this point with Antone Exum, Anthony Harris and Jayron Kearse also in the mix. Griffin had two tackles and a sack in Thursday's game.

Michael Griffin
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9 months ago

The Vikings have signed Griffin, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, the addition of Griffin could well send Andrew Sendejo to a backup role. The 31-year-old Griffin is coming off back-to-back IDP-relevant campaigns with the Titans, including 2015, when he recorded 101 tackles in 15 games.

Michael Griffin
DB CAR (7)
10 months ago

Griffin has been released by the Titans, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Griffin played 14 or more games in each of his nine years in Tennessee. The 31-year-old safety is coming off back-to-back seasons with 100+ tackles, but he's become a liability in coverage and was scheduled for an $8.3 million cap hit in 2016. If he's able to land a starting gig elsewhere, he could still be a productive IDP.

Michael Griffin
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11 months ago

Griffin recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran safety has always been excellent against the run, and his contributions helped limit the Texans to 3.0 yards per carry in what was otherwise an atrocious all-around effort by the Titans. Griffin should get plenty of opportunities to pad his tackle numbers against the Colts next week, as Indianapolis is expected lean on running back Frank Gore after he gashed the Titans for 86 yards and two touchdowns back in Week 3.

Michael Griffin
DB CAR (7)
12 months ago

Griffin recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 42-39 win over Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

This was not a pretty game for either defense, but Griffin's sure tackling went a long way toward helping the Titans pick up a win. The 30-year-old safety has 73 tackles in 11 games played this season after recording a career-high 112 in 2014.

Michael Griffin
DB CAR (7)
1 year ago

Griffin (knee) recorded a season-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 20-6 loss at Houston.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old safety returned with a vengeance after missing last week's tilt against Atlanta. Griffin and the defense have gotten plenty of opportunities to pile up tackles in recent weeks, as Tennessee's inept offense has failed to sustain long drives.