The former Minnesota Vikings pass rusher is still without a home for 2020.
If there was one team outside of the Minnesota Vikings that felt like a place where Everson Griffen could end up this offseason, it’s been the Cleveland Browns.
After spending more than a decade with the Vikings, Kevin Stefanski was hired earlier this year to be the new head coach of the Browns. He’s very familiar with what Griffen can do on the field and what he can add to a locker room in terms of leadership.
However, the former Minnesota defensive end still hasn’t signed a contract to play during the upcoming season with any team around the NFL. At this point, it might be time to start wondering if Griffen is going to play at all in 2020.
Have the Browns expressed any interest in the former Minnesota Vikings pass rusher?
As far as Cleveland goes, it doesn’t sound like they were ever really a legitimate candidate to sign Griffen this year. According to a recent report from Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns have, “never been interested,” in signing the former Vikings defensive end.
Cabot explained that in order for Griffen to land in Cleveland, he would need to be willing to sign for a minimal amount of money. She also mentioned that Stefanski now being the Browns head coach hasn’t made a difference in the team’s lack of interest to add the veteran pass rusher.
With two talented players as their starting defensive ends in Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon, Cleveland just doesn’t really have a need to bring in someone like Griffen who might not be comfortable with more of a reserve-type of role.
The Browns have always been listed as a potential destination for the former Minnesota pass rusher because of his connection to Stefanski. But that appears to be nothing more than just speculation at this point.
If Griffen would like to join a team before training camp starts, he’s running out of time. However, maybe he wants to wait until the regular season begins and sign with a team that he believes could help him win his first Super Bowl ring.