Griffin made 11 tackles (eight solo) in the 2018 season.
Due to a slew of injuries, Griffin earned the starting nod for the season opener and made three tackles while playing 41 defensive snaps. It was clear the rookie needed more time to develop after that game, and he only logged nine more defensive snaps for the rest of the season. Instead, he was a special-teams asset. Griffin will retain the same role if K.J. Wright re-signs, however he may have been surpassed by fellow rookie Jacob Martin on the depth chart anyway.
Griffin played zero snaps on defense and 14 on special teams in Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chargers.
Since making a start in Week 1 against Denver, Griffin has only played three defensive snaps in the last seven games. With K.J. Wright back in the fold, that pace will likely continue.
Griffin made two tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos.
The rookie fifth-round pick was the starter since K.J. Wright (knee) sat out, but he was still limited in his usage. Griffin logged 41 of 74 defensive snaps, allowing Austin Calitro to pick up the rest. Wright isn't expected to play in Week 2 against the Bears, so Griffin will likely start again.
Griffin will start at weak-side linebacker Sunday against the Broncos, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
With K.J. Wright sidelined for multiple weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure, Griffin will receive every opportunity to show his worth as Week 1 kicks off. Griffin has shown exceptionally well throughout the preseason, but it remains to be seen whether the rookie will have an impact during the regular season.
Griffin made nine tackles (six solo), including one for a loss, in Thursday's 19-17 loss to the Colts.
Griffin was surrounded by hype as the first player with one hand to be drafted into the NFL, and he proved he may have been a steal in the fifth round. His stellar performance won't guarantee him additional time when the season begins, however, as the Seahawks are set at outside linebacker with D.J. Alexander and K.J. Wright, so special teams may still be Griffin's spot when Week 1 kicks off.