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The Nashville Tennessean doesn't expect FS Michael Griffin to be a salary-cap casualty.
Cutting Griffin would create $6.2 million in real savings, and $8 million in cap space, but reporter Jim Wyatt believes his roster spot is "OK." Griffin missed the first two games of his career last season, but continued to play at an above-average level. Still only 29, Griffin should be back. He's signed through 2016.
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Titans FS Michael Griffin underwent offseason foot and knee operations.
The foot procedure was related to plantar fasciitis, while the knee surgery was just a simple injection. Griffin has just started to begin running again. In a football-related note, Griffin says the new coaching staff informed him he'll be playing closer to the line of scrimmage in 2014. That may mean free agent SS Bernard Pollard won't be back. Griffin carries an $8 million cap number.
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Titans FS Michael Griffin is unsure if he'll be back in 2014.
Griffin is coming off a solid season, finishing with 106 tackles and an interception in Tennessee's No. 11 ranked pass defense. He's currently set to count $8 million against the cap in 2014, so the Titans could look to part ways under a new coaching staff. George Wilson would serve as a capable in-house replacement if Griffin were to be released. Free agent SS Bernard Pollard is also questionable to be brought back this offseason.
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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.
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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.