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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Recently released by the Minnesota Vikings, cornerback Cedric Griffin has found a new team, according to a report from ESPN.
ESPN's Josina Anderson tweeted Friday that Griffin's agent, Brian Overstreet, said his client is going to sign a one-year 2.5 million contract with the Washington Redskins. Griffin, cut by Minnesota on March 10, was an original second-round draft pick by the Vikings in 2006 and developed into a steady, all-around defensive back until his career was derailed by two separate knee surgeries.
Griffin made his way back to Minnesota's lineup for the beginning of last season and started 14 games. But he was benched in a late-season game against Detroit and reportedly clashed with the coaching staff after losing confidence and the ability to execute the plays that were called. He finished with 67 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception.
The Vikings cut Griffin, despite little depth in the secondary. Griffin had three years remaining on his contract at a total of 14.4 million.
The 6-foot, 203-pound corner will get the chance to re-establish himself in a one-year deal with Washington, which is set with starters DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson. Young corners Kevin Barnes and Brandyn Thompson are also on the roster.
Longtime Minnesota guard Steve Hutchinson, also cut Saturday, signed Thursday with the Tennessee Titans.
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The Wshington Redskins added another new face to their secondary on Friday, after signing former Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, per Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Griffin is big enough and versatile enough that the Redskins could play him at safety as well as corner.
This past season, Griffin recorded 67 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 1 interception.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was acquitted of all charges against him on Tuesday stemming from an October arrest after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend and was free to rejoin the team.
"We respect the legal process and the decision regarding Chris Cook," the team said in a release. "We have also thoroughly considered Chris...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings appeared to have a need entering free agency on the interior of the defensive line with only three players returning.
Minnesota decided to fill its depth with the same players thought to be leaving. Backup defensive tackles Letroy Guion and Fred Evans hit unrestricted free agency on Tuesday, but the Vikings have reportedly signed both of...
Minnesota Vikings DB Chris Cook was found not guilty of assault based on an October incident with his girlfriend at the time.After the verdict was given, he apologized to his family and the family of his former girlfriend. He testified that he hit Chantel Baker in self-defense, and Baker also told the court she lied to police because she wanted Cook to go to jail when she was upset...
Free agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe has spent the past five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Before then, he was with the New York Giants for the first four years of his NFL career.
Now according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Shiancoe might be interested in returning to the Giants now that he’s a free agent.
The 31 year-old Shiancoe has been a solid tight...
In the midst of all the free agent hoopla, the Vikings have had their focus drawn away towards the legal proceedings involving cornerback Chris Cook, who was accused of choking and physically assaulting his girlfriend.
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The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed defensive tackle Fred Evans, Mike Florio of ProFootabllTalk.com reports. Financial terms of the two-year deal were not disclosed. A 2006 seventh-round pick out of Texas State by the Miami Dolphins, the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Evans joined the Vikings in 2007 and has 54 tackles and one sack in 64 career games. Source: Mac's Football Blog Attached...
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was found not guilty on all counts, two of them felonies, stemming from an October fight with his girlfriend.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook reacted to a not guilty verdict and focused on the future.
The Tennessee Titans agreed to a three-year contract with veteran left guard Steve Hutchinson.
The deal is worth $16 million for Hutchinson, who was recently released by the Minnesota Vikings.
The 34-year-old Hutchinson has been selected to seven Pro Bowls and started every game in nine of his last 11 seasons.
However, his last two seasons have been cut short by a thumb injury and concussion.