• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings DE Everson Griffen continues to get after the QB

    Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had six tackles, 1 1/2 sacks, two tackles for a loss, five quarterback hits and batted down a pass in Sunday's win over San Diego. Griffen was a disruptive force in the passing game for a second consecutive week. With three sacks, it looks like he's on pace to duplicate his 2014 breakout season (12 sacks in his first year as a starter).

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen nets sack in Week 2

    Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had a sack, his lone tackle, in Sunday's win over Detroit. Griffen had six quarterback hurries Sunday, so he's doing a good job of getting to the quarterback even if he's not getting tackles elsewhere. He now has 1 1/2 sacks on the season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson gets the green light

    Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson got the green light Week 15 against the Lions. Patterson entered the contest listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury. He was not listed on the injury report on Wednesday or Thursday, but was limited in practice on Friday due to the issue. He'll attempt to play through it against Detroit. The team will also have Jerome Felton, Everson Griffen, Jabari Price and Harrison Smith. All four players were listed as probable heading into the game.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Cordarrelle Patterson only questionable player on Vikings injury report

    The Vikings have ruled safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Lions. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) was the only player listed as questionable on Minnesota's final injury report. Meanwhile, fullback Jerome Felton (neck), safety Harrison Smith (shoulder), defensive end Everson Griffen (back) and cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring) were all deemed probable for Week 15.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Greg Jennings, Jerick McKinnon ready to go for Vikings

    The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers. Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Eight probables pepper injury report posted by Vikings

    A first glance at the injury report produced Friday by the Vikings for their Week 12 game against Green Bay might lead one to believe that many will be among the missing. But a closer look reveals eight probables among the 13 players listed. That group includes seven who are ailing. They are running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back), offensive tackle Mike Harris (ankle), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), defensive ends Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin).

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Vikings DE Everson Griffen racks up three sacks in Week 7

    Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen picked up eight tackles and three sacks in his team's 17-16 loss to the Bills in Week 7. Griffen entered Week 7 with four sacks in six games, but he had delivered a sack in each of his previous two games before blowing up against the Bills. He ended a drive with a third-down sack in the second quarter, and his second sack caused a fumble that was recovered by rookie linebacker Anthony Carr. He finished a drive late in the third quarter with his third sack. Griffen has totaled 25 tackles and seven sacks on the season going into his Week 8 matchup with the Buccaneers.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Vikings have seven on the final injury report

    The Vikings have seven players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Rams. Three of the seven have already been ruled out.Fullback Zach Line (ankle) and linebackers Michael Mauti (foot) and Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were defensive end Everson Griffen (illness) and offensive tackle Michael Harris (shoulder). Only Jabari Price (shoulder) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (neck) were listed as probable for the game.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Everson Griffen gets $20 million guaranteed

    The five-year deal defensive end Everson Griffen signed with the Vikings is worth $42.5 million, including $20 million guaranteed, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The contract indicates Griffen will be an every-down player for the first time.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Everson Griffen staying with Vikes in 'huge' 5-year deal

    Free agent defensive end Everson Griffen is re-signing with the Vikings in a "huge" five-year deal, reports NFL Network. The 26-year-old has 13.5 sacks the past two seasons. Minnesota is expected to lose fellow defensive end Jared Allen in free agency.