DE - MIN
Week 2 Outlook
The Lions placed DL Everson Griffen on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Griffen came to Detroit via a midseason trade from Dallas. His absence will only increase the chances of Green Bay having a big offensive game in Week 14.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys have traded DL Everson Griffen to the Lions in exchange for draft pick compensation.
No word yet on what round pick the Cowboys are receiving in return. Griffen was made available for trade following Dallas' latest lost in Week 7, which dropped them to 2-5 on the year. Meanwhile, Detroit has won two in a row and now adds a veteran pass-rusher to its defensive line.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Cowboys have made it known that DL Everson Griffen is available for trade.
Dallas' defense has been an utter disaster this season. With the team currently sitting at 2-5 it certainly makes sense to start selling off some assets. About half of Griffen's $6 million salary is still owed to any team who trades for him.
Former Vikings DE Everson Griffin is signing with the Dallas Cowboys, sources have told Tom Pelissero and Jane Slater.
Griffin joins a star-studded Cowboys defensive line that includes Demarcus Lawrence, Gerald McCoy, Aldon Smith, and Tyrone Crawford. In his nine season in Minnesota, Griffin has recorded 74.5 sacks with 12 forced fumbles. Even at 32 years old, he has shown he’s still very much capable of getting to the quarterback, evidenced by his eight sacks in 2019. The Cowboys certainly look like a Super Bowl contender on paper, and they’ll once again head into a season with a lot of buzz surrounding them.
The Seahawks are interested in signing free agent DE Everson Griffen.
The Seahawks have moved on from signing free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney and focusing on signing Griffen. According to Mike Silver of Sports Illustrated, "a deal could happen soon." The 32-year-old would be a great fit for Seattle and solid replacement for Clowney. Griffen has racked up at least eight sacks in five of his last six seasons.