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49 Shaquem Griffin OLB

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July 24, 2021 07:16 PM
Dolphins' Shaquem Griffin: Joins forces with Dolphins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miami signed Griffin to a one-year contract Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Griffin spent the first three seasons of his NFL career in Seattle, where he contributed regularly on special teams while handling a depth defensive role. The situational pass rusher stands to handle a similar gig in Miami's linebacker corps.

October 3, 2020 08:24 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Back on active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks promoted Griffin to their active roster Friday, John Boyle of the team's official website reports.

This will mark the second time Griffin has been moved up to the team's active roster from its practice squad this season. With Jordyn Brooks (knee) sidelined, some combination of Griffin, Ben Burr-Kirven and Cody Barton should all see some snaps at strongside linebacker.

September 27, 2020 02:08 AM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Returns to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks elevated Griffin to the active roster Saturday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

When the Seahawks waived Griffin at the end of training camp, coach Pete Carroll predicted he'd be back on the active roster soon. Bruce Irvin's unfortunate season-ending torn ACL opened up a roster spot for Griffin, who will mainly serve on special teams and in pass-rushing scenarios moving forward.

September 7, 2020 12:00 AM
Shaquem Griffin: Ends up on practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks signed Griffin to the practice squad Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Griffin was fully expected to land on Seattle's practice squad after the team waived him amid roster cuts Saturday. The 2018 fifth-round pick, who mostly contributed on special-teams while also handling a depth defensive role during his tenure on the active roster, will get the benefit of continuing to develop with the Seahawks' coaching staff.

September 6, 2020 11:32 AM
Shaquem Griffin: Cut by Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks waived Griffin on Saturday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Grifin was expected to battle for a pass-rushing role with the Seahawks, but the offseason acquisitions of Bruce Irvin (hip) and rookie Jordyn Brooks left Griffin on the outside looking in. He's worked mainly on special teams since being taken in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and if he clears waivers, he'll likely stick on the team's practice squad.

July 10, 2020 12:48 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Facing roster crunch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin appears to be on the roster bubble, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

It can't hurt that his brother, Shaquill, is the Seahawks' No. 1 cornerback. However, the linebacking Griffin is facing a tough numbers crunch, with the Seahawks bringing in three draft picks at the position the past two years, including 2020 first-rounder Jordyn Brooks. With Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright also on the roster, it appears Griffin will need to make his mark on special teams again. He played 441 snaps on special teams the past two seasons, compared to only 146 on defense.

January 16, 2020 12:48 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Pass-rushing role in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin, who notched a sack in the divisional-round loss the Packers, recorded five tackles over 16 regular-season games.

Griffin's first NFL sack was a memorable one, as he took down Aaron Rodgers in a playoff game. The second-year linebacker only played a handful of defensive snaps in 2019, but when he was on the field, he was typically used in a pass-rushing role. Griffin fell behind rookie Cody Barton -- who started both postseason games -- on the depth chart, so the former will likely play a similar role in 2020 depending on if the team retains Mychal Kendricks or adds another outside linebacker in the offseason.

September 7, 2019 01:12 AM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Full go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Griffin missed two games over the course of the preseason with a knee injury, but he looks to have improved health ahead of Week 1's matchup against the Bengals. He should slot in as a depth option at linebacker and contribute on special teams.

September 3, 2019 06:52 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Back to work Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) participated in Monday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Griffin missed Seattle's second and third preseason games due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old was able to suit up in the preseason finale but was forced out of that contest with a knee issue. It's unclear if it was an aggravation of the same issue or if it was a new injury altogether.

August 30, 2019 02:40 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Makes one tackle Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) made one tackle in Thursday's preseason win over the Raiders.

Griffin missed the last two preseason games due to a knee injury, but he returned to the lineup for the finale and made a mediocre impact before exiting again with a knee issue. Meanwhile, rookie linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven had an excellent performance with 12 tackles, drawing further doubt about whether Griffin will be on the roster Week 1.

August 18, 2019 09:24 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Not playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings due to a sore knee, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Griffin suffered the injury Friday, and it caused him to leave practice. Griffin didn't even make the trip to Minnesota, so it looks like the the Seahawks are exercising extra caution with the linebacker. Expect another update on Griffin's status to come once Seattle resumes practicing.

June 13, 2019 09:04 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Getting reps on strong side
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that he wants to move Griffin from the weak side of the defense to the strong side, Brady Henderson of reports.

In this set, Griffin would primarily play in a two-point stance and would be focused on setting the edge and rushing the passer. The second-year-pro did this in college, where he racked up 100 total tackles (33 for a loss), 18.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in his last two seasons with UCF. Griffin was hardly used after Week 1 of the 2018 season, and while injuries certainly played a role, using Griffin in a defensive set that he's more accustomed to may help increase his playing time in 2019.

January 9, 2019 11:08 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Rarely used since Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2018 03:24 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: No defensive snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2018 11:40 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Plays 55 percent of snaps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin made two solo 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.

September 5, 2018 04:36 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Expected to start Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2018 03:40 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Could start Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin could be asked to start Week 1 if K.J. Wright (knee) is unable to play, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Griffin has been beyond impressive throughout training camp. His instincts seem to always put him in the right position and have forced Seattle to find ways to keep him on the field. While the Seahawks' coaches didn't necessarily expect to have Griffin start his first NFL game, K.J. Wright's knee issue could help expedite the process.

August 10, 2018 12:52 PM
Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin: Paces Seattle in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin made nine tackles (six solo), including one for a loss, in Thursday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Colts.

Griffin was surrounded by hype as the first player with one hand to be drafted into the NFL, and he's presently looking like a fifth-round steal. 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. Consequently, special teams may ultimately be Griffin's primary path to getting on the field at the onset of his professional career.

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