Griffin did not participate in Saturday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Griffin is simply dealing with a minor hamstring issue related to general soreness, so his absence from practice should not be considered alarming. The 2017 third-rounder is primed to overtake the starting spot at left cornerback following the departure of Richard Sherman in free agency this offseason.
Griffin was shifted to left cornerback during OTAs, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
This is the spot once manned by four-time Pro Bowler Richard Sherman, who signed with the 49ers in March. It's unclear if this move is because Byron Maxwell isn't attending OTAs, or if this will be Griffin's permanent position. If the latter is true, it'll be interesting to see how Griffin adjusts to the new position after racking up 59 tackles and 15 pass breakups in his rookie campaign. Regardless, Griffin should see an uptick in responsibility with the departure of Sherman.
Griffin posted 59 tackles, one sack, 15 pass breakups and one interception through 15 games in his 2017 rookie season.
Griffin was the Seahawks' top corner after Richard Sherman (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve. He answered the call exceptionally, helping stabilize the team's short-handed secondary to a degree. Given his success this season, the UCF product will likely be given every opportunity to open 2018 as the No. 2 corner opposite Sherman.
Griffin was limited in practice Wednesday due to a concussion, but given his full participation Thursday, it appears the cornerback has passed all protocol testing. The 22-year-old should be cleared for Sunday's showdown against the Eagles, where he and rest of the banged-up Seahawks secondary will be faced with the difficult task of containing Carson Wentz's passing arsenal.
Griffin missed Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a concussion he suffered the week prior against the Falcons, but it looks like his absence won't be extending into another contest. Griffin's return will be especially important for an already banged-up Seattle secondary that has the toughest task of the season ahead of it with the Eagles coming to town Sunday night.
|P3||8/24/18||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2||9/17/18||@ CHI||8:15 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|