Everson Griffen DL MIN 27 Days

Griffen had two sacks, five total tackles and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Carolina.

Griffin had a monster IDP day and ended a two-game streak without a sack.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 1 Month

Griffen (neck) is active for Sunday's game versus the Packers.

Griffen failed to extend his sack streak to six contests last Sunday, but a new one could begin against Aaron Rodgers, who doesn't mind taking a sack over making a fair worse mistake downfield.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 1 Month

Griffen (neck) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

This looks like a minor injury since he didn't miss any practice time this week.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 2 Months

Griffen had his ninth sack, of the season, a tackle for a loss and eight tackles in Sunday's win over Washington.

Griffen has been a consistent source of sacks all season, but he's also increased his tackle totals steadily with 24 in the past four games after 11 in his first five games.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 2 Months

Griffen had a career-high three sacks, seven total tackles and forced a fumble in Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

Griffen has seven sacks this season as he's done his part to replace Jared Allen in Minnesota's revamped defensive line.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 4 Months

Griffen (illness) had two sacks and three total tackles in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

Griffen missed practice time last week with an illness, but was at full speed Sunday. He has big shoes to fill in Minnesota's pass rush after the departure of Jared Allen, and more than delivered in the first game.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 4 Months

Griffen (illness) is active for Sunday's game at St. Louis.

Griffen was a little under the weather this week, but that's not enough to keep him out of the opener as he tries to help the defense overcome the departure of Jared Allen.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 4 Months

Griffen (illness) did not practice Thursday or Friday and is listed as questionable against St. Louis, but said he expects to play. "I was sick," Griffen told the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I'm just getting better each and every day."

His illness doesn't sound like a major issue, but check on Sunday to make sure he's active.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 10 Months

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said the Vikings "have not talked about (franchise) tags at all" regarding free agent DE Everson Griffen.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune speculated Griffen might be tagged by the DE needy Vikes, but that was always unlikely. The defensive end tag is the most expensive non-QB tag at $12.6 million -- a hefty price for a player that has never been an NFL starter. Minnesota is interested in resigning Griffen, but it may be to a short-term deal that allows Griffen to earn a bigger contract in two or three years. Griffen is our No. 6 free-agent defensive end.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 10 Months

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggests free agent DE Everson Griffen as a franchise tag candidate for the Vikings.

It's hard to imagine because Griffen has never been an NFL starter and the defensive end tag ($12.6 million) is the most expensive position among non-quarterbacks, but this highlights Minnesota's need in the trenches. Kevin Williams and Jared Allen are both free agents, leaving Brian Robison as the team's lone accomplished end. Griffen needs to be a priority for GM Rick Spielman.