Griffen signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension with the Vikings on Wednesday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Griffen still had two years left on the previous contract he signed in 2014, so the extension will keep him in Minnesota through 2022. The 29-year-old has racked up 30.5 sacks over the past three seasons as a starter and will earn $34 million in guaranteed money with his new deal. The Vikings' potent pass rush off the edge also includes the emerging Danielle Hunter, free agent addition Datone Jones and vet Brian Robison. Griffen has missed just one game throughout the past six seasons, providing a long-term stable presence at defensive end in Minnesota.
Cameron (concussion) announced his retirement Friday, NFL.com reports.
A fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, Cameron emerged in a big way during the 2013 season, catching 80 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns for an otherwise unremarkable Cleveland team. He's subsequently been hampered by a series of concussions, which arguably impacted his play even when he was healthy. Cameron acknowledged as much in his retirement statement, saying he had started thinking about the concussions while on the field. He'll wisely put his long-term health above the possibility of squeezing out a few more seasons, hanging up his cleats at the age of 28. The Dolphins have already moved on, acquiring pass-catching tight end Julius Thomas in a February trade with the Jaguars.
The Dolphins are moving on from Cameron (concussion) this offseason, the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron, an unrestricted free agent, appeared in just three games this past season due to concussion issues and is known to be considering retirement. When healthy, he averaged just 23.5 receiving yards per game the last two years and found the end zone only four times across 19 appearances. With Dion Sims set to hit the open market as well, MarQueis Gray currently sits atop the Dolphins tight end depth chart.
Cameron (concussion) has considered retirement but wants to play again, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Cameron was placed on injured reserve over the weekend in the wake of his continued absence since a Week 3 concussion, which marked his fourth in four years. Although he wants to continue his career going forward, Cameron's history of concussions could impact the level of interest he garners in free agency this upcoming offseason.
Cameron (concussion) was placed on the injured reserve list Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron, who suffered his fourth concussion in the past four years during a Week 3 win over the Browns, will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2016 season. The former fourth-round pick's time in Miami appears to be over as he sits in the final year of his contract, while he may consider retirement in order to preserve long-term health. MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones will serve as the primary options at tight end in the meantime.
Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron's fifth straight absence due to his latest concussion coincides with Dion Sims (concussion) being ruled of Sunday's contest as well, leaving MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones as the Dolphins' lone options at tight end.
Cameron (concussion) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Assuming he is officially ruled out Friday, which is where this situation is evidently heading, this would mark the fifth consecutive game Cameron misses. On the plus side, fellow TE Dion Sims is expected to return to action Sunday after a one-game absence.
Cameron (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Following the Dolphins' bye week, it's not a great sign that Cameron remains out of practice. At this stage, he looks pretty iffy for Sunday's game against the Jets. Fortunately for the Dolphins, fellow TE Dion Sims (concussion) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
Cameron (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron and Dion Sims (concussion) both remain in the NFL's protocol, but the latter returned to practice Tuesday in some capacity. Given his lengthy concussion history, Cameron's extended absence come as no surprise. He's in serious danger of missing a fourth consecutive game Sunday against the Jets.
Cameron (concussion) is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Given Cameron's lengthy history of concussion injuries, it comes as no surprise that he's needed an extended stint in the league's protocol. Coming out of a bye week, he's in danger of missing a fourth consecutive game, having last suited up in Week 4. According to Beasley, top backup Dion Sims (concussion) also remains in the protocol.
Cameron (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Bills, the team's official site reports.
Cameron will remain sidelined with the concussion that's prevented him from playing since Week 4. With position mate Dion Sims also out, MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones will continue to man the tight end spot for the Dolphins.
Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills.
As was Dion Sims, which sets the stage for fellow tight ends MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones to head the Dolphins' Week 7 TE corps. Neither are high-percentage options for fantasy lineups.
Cameron (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Nor did Dion Sims, which sets the stage for fellow tight ends MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones to fill in Sunday against the Bills in the event that both Cameron and Sims end up ruled out, which is a plausible scenario.
Cameron (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
The same applies to Dion Sims, and if things don't look up for the duo by the end of the week, fellow tight ends MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones would be called upon to step up in the Miami offense Sunday against the Bills.
Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
In Cameron's absence, Dion Sims will continue to start at tight end for the Dolphins. This past Sunday against the Titans, Sims was on the field for 43 of 44 snaps on offense, recording just one catch (on three targets) for six yards in the process.
Cameron (concussion) is not expected to play Sunday against the Steelers, the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron, who did not practice Wednesday, is thus poised to miss his third game in a row, with the report adding that there is organizational concern that Cameron "could be out an extended period as he mulls his NFL future." In Cameron's absence, Dion Sims has started at tight end for the Dolphins. with Marqueis Gray and Dominique Jones also in the mix to a lesser degree.
Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Dion Sims, who was on the field for all of the Dolphins' snaps on offense in Week 4 against the Bengals, is thus in line to continue to serve as the team's top tight end this weekend, though his one-catch (for nine yards) effort in the contest makes him a speculative play this weekend.
Cameron (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, the Miami Herald reports.
The report suggests that the Dolphins are "moving forward with the expectation that Cameron will miss" Sunday's game against the Titans due to the concussion he sustained back on Sept. 25. In such a scenario, Dion Sims -- who was on the field for all of Miami's snaps on offense in Week 4 -- would continue to serve as the team's top tight end this weekend.
The Dolphins encouraged Cameron (concussion) to see a head-trauma specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, the Miami Herald reports.
In a league plagued by brain-injury concerns, Cameron is one of the most alarming cases, having been diagnosed with four concussions over the last four years. Head coach Adam Gase said there's no timetable for the veteran's return, and the team's decision to sign TE Dominique Jones on Monday suggests Cameron doesn't have a great shot to play in Sunday's game against the Titans. This is a case in which everyone, including both player and team, seems to be far more worried about long-term health concerns than the immediate football impact. However, recovery from concussion is highly variable, so it isn't out of the question that Cameron could be back soon. In the meantime, Dion Sims will continue to serve as Miami's top tight end.
Cameron (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron sat out last week's Thursday night game after suffering a concussion just a few days prior, and he appears to still be dealing with symptoms from his head injury early this week. He will have to be cleared at some point in the next few days in order to get back on the field in Week 5.