Vikings Reach Injury Settlement With Michael Griffin

WEDNESDAY, 5:37pm: Griffin and the Vikings reached an injury settlement, sending the veteran safety into free agency, Ben Goessling of tweets. Griffin injured his back in late August.

SATURDAY, 5:07pm: The Vikings announced that they’ve actually placed Griffin on IR, but could presumably release him with a settlement.

SATURDAY, 1:00pm: The Vikings quest to get down to 53 will include the release of a veteran safety. Michael Griffin, who just joined the Vikings this offseason, has been cut. Griffin wrote the following on Instagram (sic):Michael Griffin

Just want to thank the @vikings organization for the opportunity and want to wish them the best the Season. Thanks for memories and friendships that will never be broken.”

At the age of 31, Griffin is not the player he once was. He still managed to start 14 games for Tennessee last season, accruing 65 tackles, one interception, and one sack. He was not expected to be a focal point of Minnesota’s secondary, but he apparently didn’t do enough to make the team this summer.

For a full list of the Vikings cuts today, check out our Vikings tracker.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Vikings Reach Injury Settlement With Michael Griffin

  1. ib6ub9

    just in vikings cut Bradford because he sucks. 2015 quarterback rating 86.4 with 14 int’s well worth 1st over-all pick in 2017. lol

    • Ranman

      Quite the comedian – don’t quit your day job.

  2. ib6ub9

    getting Mark Sanchez for 2018 first round pick and 2019 4th rounder

  3. Skol72

    ib6ub9 is a bitter Packer troller. he knows even without our #1 and #2 quarterbacks that the Vikes will still win the North title. similiar to last year. he hasnt figured out that Bridgewater only threw 14 touchdowns last year and Rodgers tripled that number and still lost to the Vikes. enjoy runner-up Pack fan

    • ib6ub9

      how many super bowl championship do your awesome vikings have. It’s OK to make the playoffs and choke. won’t make it this year and won’t even get a good draft pick. lol

      • JD396

        And this is why I will vote for anyone willing to build a wall on the borders.

        Of Wisconsin.

        • Skol72


  4. March

    I’m going to outlaw all past Super Bowl reference come backs….Super Bowl comebacks can only be used during season when in playoffs about forthcoming Super Bowl….all previous Super Bowls are in the books and are not attributed to the current players…Super Bowl comebacks can be used if your team is defending champs…..

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