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May 6, 2018 11:44 PM
Michael Griffin: Retiring as Titan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin signed a one-day contract to retire with the Titans, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

Griffin was selected by the Titans in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and went on to appear in two Pro Bowls (2008, '10) and earn one Second-Team All-Pro nod ('10). He last appeared in the NFL in 2016 for the Panthers, making six starts in 13 games. The 33-year-old safety retires with 803 tackles, 25 interceptions, 12 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and seven sacks in 154 career regular-season games.

December 5, 2016 01:12 PM
Panthers' Michael Griffin: 14 tackles versus Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin recorded a team-high 14 tackles in Sunday night's loss to the Seahawks.

Griffin's 14 tackles nearly doubled his season total, as the veteran now boasts 30 stops through nine games with the Panthers this season.

September 27, 2016 11:26 PM
Panthers' Michael Griffin: Signs contract with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (back) signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Tuesday.

Griffin, a 10-year veteran, signed with the Vikings during the offseason but was cut by the team before the start of the season after being placed on injured reserve due to a back injury. The Panthers have not commented on the health status of Griffin, but look for updates to come later in the week. Once healthy, Griffin could potentially compete with Kurt Coleman for the starting job at strong safety.

September 7, 2016 07:16 PM
Michael Griffin: Reaches injury settlement with Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (back) reached an injury settlement with the Vikings on Wednesday, Anthony DiMoro of the Huffington Post reports.

The agreement removes Griffin from the Vikings' injured reserve list. When healthy, he'll be free to sign with another organization.

September 4, 2016 12:24 AM
Vikings' Michael Griffin: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin was placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

With Griffin hurt, Andrew Sendejo will begin the season as the starting strong safety next to Harrison Smith.

August 29, 2016 01:10 AM
Vikings' Michael Griffin: Gets start Sunday but hurts his back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin got the start at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Sunday's preseason game, but left in the second quarter due to a back injury and was later seen leaving the locker room on crutches, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Griffin had one tackle before departing. He got the start in the third preseason game over Andrew Sendejo, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated the competition for the second safety spot isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.

August 19, 2016 03:35 AM
Vikings' Michael Griffin: Gets start at safety Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin started at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. The competition for the starting safety job opposite Smith will likely be decided late in the preseason, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Andrew Sendejo started opposite Smith in the first preseaon game, so it looks like an even competition at this point with Antone Exum, Anthony Harris and Jayron Kearse also in the mix. Griffin had two tackles and a sack in Thursday's game.

March 9, 2016 06:24 PM
Vikings' Michael Griffin: Headed to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings have signed Griffin, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Per the report, the addition of Griffin could well send Andrew Sendejo to a backup role. The 31-year-old Griffin is coming off back-to-back IDP-relevant campaigns with the Titans, including 2015, when he recorded 101 tackles in 15 games.

February 9, 2016 12:40 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Released Tuesday afternoon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin has been released by the Titans, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

The 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Griffin played 14 or more games in each of his nine years in Tennessee. The 31-year-old safety is coming off back-to-back seasons with 100+ tackles, but he's become a liability in coverage and was scheduled for an $8.3 million cap hit in 2016. If he's able to land a starting gig elsewhere, he could still be a productive IDP.

December 27, 2015 10:58 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Leads Titans with 11 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Texans.

The veteran safety has always been excellent against the run, and his contributions helped limit the Texans to 3.0 yards per carry in what was otherwise an atrocious all-around effort by the Titans. Griffin should get plenty of opportunities to pad his tackle numbers against the Colts next week, as Indianapolis is expected lean on running back Frank Gore after he gashed the Titans for 86 yards and two touchdowns back in Week 3.

December 7, 2015 12:44 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Leads Titans in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 42-39 win over Jacksonville.

This was not a pretty game for either defense, but Griffin's sure tackling went a long way toward helping the Titans pick up a win. The 30-year-old safety has 73 tackles in 11 games played this season after recording a career-high 112 in 2014.

November 2, 2015 10:53 AM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Tackles well against Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) recorded a season-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 20-6 loss at Houston.

The 30-year-old safety returned with a vengeance after missing last week's tilt against Atlanta. Griffin and the defense have gotten plenty of opportunities to pile up tackles in recent weeks, as Tennessee's inept offense has failed to sustain long drives.

November 1, 2015 11:43 AM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Griffin - who racked up 112 tackles and two picks last season - checks back into the Titans' lineup with 27 tackles and a pick through five games, numbers to give him a degree of IDP utility when he is healthy.

October 30, 2015 04:23 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Probable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game on the team's official injury report.

While Griffin hasn't officially been ruled available, Titans Online writer Jim Wyatt said the 30-year-old is expected to play against the Texans after missing last week's game with a knee injury. If that does wind up being the case, Daimion Stafford will likely slot back into his reserve role in the secondary.

October 29, 2015 04:13 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Full participant in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports.

Griffin missed last week's game due to a knee injury, but was able to return to practice Wednesday on a limited basis. Obviously Thursday's news is a great sign for his chances to suit up in Week 8, however the Titans have yet to officially rule Griffin available. That designation will likely come Friday following another full practice.

October 28, 2015 05:25 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Griffin continues to recover from the knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for the Titans' Week 7 loss against the Falcons. His status should be monitored throughout the week, as he remains questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Texans.

October 25, 2015 11:39 AM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Falcons.

Griffin was officially listed as questionable for the game, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt was iffy about Griffin's prospects as it was. He'll sit Sunday, with his next opportunity to play coming in Week 8 against the Texans.

October 23, 2015 05:45 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Listed as questionable this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Titans safety Michael Griffin (knee) is listed as questionable for the Sunday game against the Falcons.

With that in mind, Ken Whisenhunt indicated that the team will evaluate Griffin on Saturday before making a decision on his Week 7 status.

October 22, 2015 04:11 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Limited participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) was a limited participant at practice Thursday.

The seriousness of Griffin's injury is still a bit unclear, and he remains questionable for Week 7 against the Falcons. His status will continue to be monitored heading into Sunday, while Marqueston Huff could start at free safety if Griffin is unable to make a timely return to the field.

October 21, 2015 04:35 PM
Titans' Michael Griffin: Did not practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

His injury comes as a bit of a surprise considering he was able to play through most of Sunday's game against the Dolphins. More information regarding the 30-year-old's status for this week's contest against the Falcons will likely come later in the week.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/215
Birthdate:
01/04/1985
Age:
35
Hometown:
Austin, TX, USA
School:
Texas
NFL Experience:
11
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