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Everyone made the same joke about Vikings cutting Everson Griffen

Everyone made the same joke about Vikings cutting Everson Griffen


Days after re-signing him, the Minnesota Vikings released edge rusher Everson Griffen on Tuesday.

Over a week ago, the Minnesota Vikings and edge rusher Everson Griffen mended the broken bridge after he opted out of his contract last year and agreed to terms on a reunion for the upcoming season. For those Vikings fans looking forward to Griffen making the 53-man roster were dealt a punch to the gut on Tuesday.

Griffen was listed as one of the final training camp cuts ahead of the 2021 regular-season, marking an end to his second stint in Minnesota at a grand total of eight days. For those of you who thought that this was some sort of payback towards Griffen regarding his comments towards quarterback Kirk Cousins last season…slow your roll.

Everson Griffen reportedly expected to return to the Vikings following release

According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, the Vikings “want and expect to bring Everson Griffen back,” as his release was a procedural move. Additionally, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reports that Griffen wants to end his career with the Vikings.


At the conclusion of the 2019 season, Griffen became an unrestricted free agent. However, he was on the open market for quite some time, before ultimately signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. His stint in the NFC East lasted seven games, as he was traded to the Detroit Lions.

Griffen recorded 33 total tackles, 14 quarterback hits, six sacks and four defended passes through 14 games with both the Cowboys and Lions in 2020.


Earlier this year, Griffen slammed Cousins on Twitter, calling the quarterback “ass” and said “ask [Mike] Zimmer if he wanted Cousins.” He apologized for the comments days later, and after re-signing with the team this month, Griffen told the media that he would speak to Minnesota’s starting signal caller about the tweets.

While Griffen was technically one of the final roster cuts, the expectation is that he will return to the Vikings.