Former Titans safety Michael Griffin will reportedly join the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive backfield.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the Minnesota Vikings will sign safety Michael Griffin, formerly of the Tennessee Titans.
The 31-year-old Griffin was a first-round pick of the Titans in 2007. He made the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2010. He also made second-team All-Pro in 2010.
Last year for Tennessee, Griffin finished with 101 tackles and one interception. He has 25 career interceptions.
Griffin’s career-high in interceptions came in 2008 when he had seven. He has missed only three games over the course of his nine-year career.
Griffin was cut by the Titans on February 9th in a salary cap-related move.
Before signing Griffin, the Vikings were believed to be interested in pursing Bengals safety Reggie Nelson. The Vikings were also linked to Bengals safety George Iloka before he re-signed with Cincinnati.
The Vikings did sign one former Bengals player on Wednesday, agreeing to a reported two-year contract with linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.
This weekend the Vikings signed safety Andrew Sendejo to an incentive-laden four-year contract. Sendejo will now compete with Griffin for a starting safety job opposite Harrison Smith.
Competition appears to be the name of the game for the Vikings this year. Mike Harris and Brandon Fusco will fight it out for the right guard job. T.J. Clemmings and Phil Loadholt will go all Thunderdome against each other for the right tackle position. Multiple people including Emmanuel Lamur, Travis Lewis and Audie Cole (and maybe Chad Greenway) will battle for the Will linebacker spot.
You know who won’t be fighting for his job this year? Teddy Bridgewater.