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Cornelius Griffin | Defensive Lineman

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 303
College: Alabama
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Redskins released DT Cornelius Griffin.
Beat writer Rick Maese points out that the Redskins "are running out of players" after Thursday's flurry of roster cuts. The reality is Griffin, 33, was never going to last with an impending $5.25 million salary and no clear fit in the 3-4 system. He's been a one-gap penetrator for his entire career. Thu, Mar 4, 2010 05:10:00 PM

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Cornelius Griffin left Sunday's game in the third quarter with a sprained knee.

Griffin did not return.
Sun, Dec 6, 2009 03:35:00 PM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin was active in Week 5, but played no snaps.

He came into the game questionable with an elbow injury.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 10:05:00 AM

Cornelius Griffin is one of the Redskins that has already benefited from Albert Haynesworth's presence.

Griffin was often doubled by centers and guards before Haynesworth arrived. "Last year at halftime, my body felt like it was beat even though I went into the game with a lot of energy. (Double teams) can take a lot out of you," Griffin said. He has eight tackles and a sack so far this season.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 08:58:00 AM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin recently had his shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Griffin has had problems with the shoulder over the last few seasons and is expected to be limited in team workouts next week. The Redskins are optimistic that he will be fully healthy by the summer.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:55:00 AM

The Redskins reportedly plan to keep DT Cornelius Griffin for 2009 despite his $6.16 million cap number.

Griffin is no longer more than a wave three-technique, but Washington's lack of depth at his position makes him too valuable to part with. Griffin could still lose major snaps if Lorenzo Alexander makes strides this offseason.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 02:30:00 PM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin could reportedly be a salary cap casualty this off-season.

Griffin carries a $6.16 million cap charge, which is a problem with the injury-plagued tackle looking like a rotational player at this stage of his career. Beat writer Jason La Canfora expects the Redskins to show interest in Albert Haynesworth if the Titans don't lock him up.
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 10:46:00 AM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 8.

The Lions' running game could benefit some. Griffin is used as more of a three technique blitzer inside, but he is 6'3/311 and normally hard to move.
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 03:45:00 PM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin suffered a right shoulder sprain in the team's Week 5 win over Philadelphia.

This is usually an injury defensive tackles play through. Griffin, the Skins' top interior pocket pusher, has nine stops and a sack so far on the year.
Sun, Oct 5, 2008 08:42:00 PM

New defensive coordinator Greg Blache recently called DT Cornelius Griffin to inform Griffin he's in the Redskins' plans for 2008.

Griffin, 31, hasn't had more than six sacks in a season since 2004 and with a $6.16 million cap number, may still be asked to take a cut in pay. Blache also intends to upgrade Washington's down line rotation via April's draft.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 11:34:00 PM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin may be released this offseason.

Washington has the worst salary cap issues in the league by far, and will have to shed some salary. Shawn Springs, Griffin, and Philip Daniels are among the highest paid players who are over 30.
Mon, Jan 7, 2008 09:40:00 AM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin re-aggravated his ankle injury on Sunday.

Griffin was able to start despite missing practice with the sore ankle this week, but it's unclear how serious the injury is. Griffin has 2.5 sacks and 31 tackles on the season.
Mon, Nov 26, 2007 10:49:00 AM

Cornelius Griffin played sparingly Sunday after aggravating a back injury during pregame warmups.

"I was hurting," Griffin said. "It was something that just came up in warmups. It's something I've had since junior college. The good thing was that we got the win. We've got some division games coming up, so I've got to rock and roll. I'll be okay."
Mon, Nov 5, 2007 10:41:00 AM

DT Cornelius Griffin left in the second half with an apparent leg injury.

No word yet on his status, but the injury-prone Griffin may be the one player the Redskins can ill afford to lose on defense.
Sun, Sep 23, 2007 07:08:00 PM

Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin is fully recovered from the shoulder and knee problems that plagued him last year.

Washington surprisingly didn't ask the 30-year-old to re-work his contract after a miserable 2006 season. He'll start this year next to Kedric Golston.
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 02:46:00 AM

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WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
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