4 dark horse teams who could end up signing Everson Griffen

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Pittsburgh Steelers

If Everson Griffen is looking to play for one of the most well-respected franchises in the entire NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers should be a destination that interests him.

If he ended up with the Steelers, Griffen would also have the opportunity to reunite with a coach who he has worked with in the past in current Pittsburgh defensive line coach, Karl Dunbar.

Dunbar was the Vikings defensive line coach for the Vikings from 2006 to 2011 and he had Griffen on his roster for the defensive end’s first two years with the team.

Now Dunbar is on the Steelers staff and he’s got a group of some of the best pass rushers in the league with guys like T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree on his roster. While these two are full of talent, it never hurts for a team to add some more leadership to their roster and this is something Griffen brings to the table.

The former Minnesota defensive end can also lead by example and help Watt and Dupree further develop their pass-rushing skills that are already some of the best in the league.

Pittsburgh runs a 3-4 defensive scheme, so this might be harder for Griffen to adjust to. But if he’s up for the challenge, the Steelers might want to consider bringing him in.