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Titans FS Michael Griffin's one game suspension for violating the league's policy on player safety has been upheld.
"I am still confused on what other options I had as a defender but at the end of the day we must move on and focus on Indy," Griffin said in a Tuesday statement. "The team is more important than this matter. Let's not make it a distraction." It doesn't sound like Griffin has learned his lesson, but we digress. He'll be back for Week 14.
Michael Griffin DB TEN 17 Days
Titans FS Michael Griffin will appeal his one-game suspension for player safety violations.
Griffin knocked out Raiders rookie TE Mychal Rivera during Sunday's win over Oakland. The NFL will hear Griffin's appeal and decide its validity by Tuesday, in all likelihood. It's believed Griffin has four safety violations since 2009. Roger Goodell should not find it easy to let him off the hook.
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Titans FS Michael Griffin (quad) will return to game action in Week 10.
They face Jacksonville next. In a reversal from last season, Pro Football Focus has graded Griffin as a top-five safety in 2013, and particularly effective versus the run. Griffin has two forced fumbles and 39 tackles on the year.
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Michael Griffin will focus on free safety this season after playing both spots for the Titans in 2012.
"My job is to be the angel in the sky," Griffin said. "My role is different now. I just got to watch film, watch the quarterback's eyes and go where the ball's thrown. And if it's a run or whatever, just cap it off. Makes my job much easier." IDP leaguers can usually count on 75-80 tackles and multiple interceptions per season from Griffin, who's well-suited for center field. Bernard Pollard and George Wilson are the top options at strong safety.
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Titans FS Michael Griffin will not be asked to restructure his contract.
The Titans had a five-day window after the Super Bowl to get out of Griffin's $4.5 million in guarantees, but will keep him on the roster as is. Coming off a hugely disappointing season, Griffin is entering only the second year of a five-year, $35 million pact. He'll have to be much better next season to have any shot at collecting his currently scheduled $6.2 million in 2014.
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The Titans have a five-day window after the Super Bowl to decide whether or not to retain FS Michael Griffin.
Griffin is due a $3.5 million guaranteed base salary along with a $1 million roster bonus if he is with the Titans five days after the season wraps up. Tennessee slapped the franchise tag on Griffin last offseason before ultimately coming to terms on a five-year, $35 million deal. In his first year of that deal, the soon-to-be 28-year-old graded out as Pro Football Focus' third-worst safety out of 86 qualifying players.
Michael Griffin DB TEN Oct 07 '12
Titans safety Michael Griffin left Sunday's game against the Vikings with an apparent head injury.
Griffin was hurt while making a tackle on Toby Gerhart in the third quarter. He smacked the back of his head on the Minnesota turf. Griffin has been a major part of the Tennessee defensive struggles. Robert Johnson and Jordan Babineaux will handle safety duties.
Michael Griffin DB TEN Sep 15 '12
The Titans will continue to work Michael Griffin at strong safety and Robert Johnson at free safety.
Tennessee likes Johnson's range and play-making ability to go along with Griffin's athleticism and versatility. Jordan Babineaux will continue to work in as the third safety after leading the team in tackles in 2011. Griffin, admittedly, had an underwhelming game in Week 1 against the Patriots. It's an IDP situation to monitor.