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Cedric Griffin | Defensive Back | #20

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (48) / MIN
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Redskins activated CB Cedric Griffin from the reserve/suspended list.
Griffin returned to practice Wednesday, and expects to play in Sunday's Wild Card game. However, the Washington Post reports no decision has been made about his status. Operating primarily as Washington's nickel back before his four-game suspension, Griffin notched 33 tackles in nine games. He graded out essentially neutral in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Wed, Jan 2, 2013 05:52:00 PM

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Redskins CB Cedric Griffin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Most of these suspensions have been for Adderall, though that's not confirmed in Griffin's case. The suspension kicks in immediately, which means Griffin will miss the final four games of the regular season. He had been playing in nickel packages as the third cornerback. Rookie Richie Crawford is the top candidate to take his place.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 03:37:00 PM

Redskins CB Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and SS Brandon Meriweather (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Falcons.

The reinforcements for the Redskins' 31st-ranked secondary aren't walking through the door this week. They'll once again have to roll with rookie seventh-rounder Richard Crawford and Reed Doughty for heavy snaps. It's a dream matchup for Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing game.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 01:33:00 PM

Redskins CB Cedric Griffin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Bucs.

Washington's pass defense was already getting blown apart by opposing passing games with Griffin in the lineup. It could get even worse now. Look for a big Week 4 game from Vincent Jackson, who should run free through the Redskins' secondary as so many receivers before him have early this season.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 01:46:00 PM

Redskins CB Cedric Griffin left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Bengals in the first quarter with a hamstring injury.

Griffin is questionable to return. Rookie seventh-rounder Richard Crawford has come on as the nickel back.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 01:35:00 PM

Redskins signed DB Cedric Griffin to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Part of last week's Vikings veteran purge, Griffin lands with a team that already has two veteran starting corners under contract in DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson. Griffin has torn both ACLs since January 2010, but arguably had his best year since 2008 last season. Even if he is the Skins' nickel back, he should be in line for plenty of snaps. It's also possible Griffin could see time at safety, where many NFL clubs preferred him coming out of Texas.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 01:28:00 PM

Free agent CB Cedric Griffin will visit the Redskins on Friday.

DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson are both still under contract in Washington, so Griffin either wouldn't be a starter or the Redskins would be making a move or shuffling the depth chart. Griffin has yet to line up any other known visits.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 12:25:00 PM

Vikings released CB Cedric Griffin.

Griffin was set to make $4.1 million after struggling in 2011, but ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Vikes hope to re-sign him at a lower salary. Between the release of Griffin and guards Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera, the Vikings have cleared roughly $13 million in cap space. Griffin was an asset against the run last season, but struggled in coverage and with penalties. His release speaks volumes about his play since the Vikings could be without CB Chris Cook in 2012 depending on the outcome of his domestic assault trial.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 03:50:00 PM

Vikings CB Cedric Griffin reportedly left Minnesota at season's end "with no anticipation of coming back."

Griffin emptied the contents of his locker into the trash four days after putting his Eden Prairie house up for sale. After reportedly struggling to stay disciplined within the Vikings' Tampa-2 scheme last season, Griffin will likely be released to avoid a $4.1 million salary.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Vikings CB Cedric Griffin reportedly has "no desire" to return to the team on a restructured contract.

Griffin is a poor bet to remain on the Week 1 roster at $4.1 million, but the Vikings could opt to keep him around as insurance until they find an upgrade in free agency or via the draft.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 10:37:00 AM

The Vikings have reportedly spoken internally of converting CB Cedric Griffin to safety.

Beat writer Jeremy Fowler believes the Vikings are considering keeping Griffin despite a terrible 2011 season. While staying in Minnesota would have to accompany a pay cut, Griffin could be worth a look at safety. He's 6-foot and 203, a solid tackler when healthy, and was viewed as a safety by some teams coming out of Texas. His current scheduled salary is $4.1 million.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 06:30:00 PM

Vikings RCB Cedric Griffin cleared out his locker thoroughly and gathered all of his personal belongings into a garbage bag Monday, "a clear sign that he does not expect to return to the Vikings."

Griffin is a shoo-in release candidate because he's owed $4.1 million in 2012 salary and was benched several times in 2011. Griffin has been tormented in coverage since tearing his MCL and ACL in the NFC Championship Game three Januaries ago. Look for him to be released before free agency opens in March.
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 08:31:00 PM

Vikings CB Cedric Griffin was benched in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Titus Young blew by Griffin for a 57-yard score with just under 10 minutes to go in the opening frame. Griffin didn't see the field again. Benny Sapp took over opposite Asher Allen and Marcus Sherels came on in the slot. "We made that switch to try to get someone in there that would slow the Titus Youngs of the world down," coach Leslie Frazier said. "It's hard to play the kind of defense we want to play if you don't execute that part of the defense."
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 09:05:00 AM

Coach Leslie Frazier conceded that CB Cedric Griffin is missing something as he comes back from his second ACL tear.

Griffin has been benched and then had his snaps reduced due to performance this season. "His confidence level has not been where it needs to be to play at a high level in our league and I'm sure it has a lot to do with coming off of a second ACL," Frazier said. The Vikings' secondary is among the worst in the NFL heading into Sunday's game against the Lions.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 08:26:00 AM

The Vikings have reduced CB Cedric Griffin's snaps due to performance.

Griffin wasn't on the Week 13 injury report, but didn't play in the base defense during the Vikings' final two possessions in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Griffin is due a $4.1 million base salary in 2012. We suspect he'll be cut.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 06:16:00 PM

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QB1Ryan Lindley
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3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Tim Tebow
9Brad Sorensen
10Bryn Renner
11Ryan Williams
12Christian Ponder
13Nick Foles
14Matt Blanchard
15Pat Devlin
16R.J. Archer
17Garrett Gilbert
18Cody Fajardo
19Shane Carden
20Griffin Neal
21Josh Woodrum
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chase Rettig
24Chandler Harnish
25Dalyn Williams
26Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Antone Smith
8Anthony Dixon
9Zac Stacy
10Josh Harris
11Don Jackson
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Rajion Neal
16Jerome Smith
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19LaVance Taylor
20Lache Seastrunk
21Keshawn Hill
22Kevin Monangai
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Jorvorskie Lane
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Derrick Coleman
7Henry Hynoski
8Trey Millard
9Brad Smelley
10Jordan Campbell
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Dwayne Bowe
6Preston Parker
7Kris Durham
8Tyler Davis
9Josh Morgan
10Jacoby Ford
11Ricky Collins
12Zach D'Orazio
13Kenzel Doe
14Tevin Reese
15Damaris Johnson
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Reggie Dunn
20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25Tyler McDonald
26Ezell Ruffin
27DaVaris Daniels
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33David Porter
34Richard Mullaney
35Josh Harper
36Marquez Clark
37L'Damian Washington
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Devin Hester
6Denarius Moore
7Marcus Thigpen
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10Joe Morgan
11Jacoby Jones
12Onterio McCalebb
13Emory Blake
14A.J. Jenkins
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Devon Wylie
19Jimmie Hunt
20Isiah Ferguson
21Ryan Lankford
22Milton Williams III
23Michael Preston
24Daniel Rodriguez
25James Butler
26Clyde Gates
27Marcus Harris
28Ryan Whalen
29Phil Bates
30Trindon Holliday
31Chris King
32Juron Criner
33Tom Nelson
34Andre Davis
35Demetrius Wilson
36Josh Reese
37Trevor Harman
38Paul Browning
39Austin Willis
40Saalim Hakim
41Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Matt Spaeth
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Mike McFarland
11Rob Blanchflower
12Jacob Maxwell
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16David Paulson
17Steve Maneri
18Jimmay Mundine
19Cameron Clear
20Kevin Greene
21Brandon Barden
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jack Tabb
25Jordan Thompson
26Jake Murphy
27Jay Rome
28Ryan Taylor
29Brett Brackett
30Michael Egnew
31Adrien Robinson
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2Charles Brown
3Pierce Burton
4John Fullington
5Micah Hatchie
6Jason Fox
7Tyson Chandler
8Will Beatty
9David Hedelin
10Jake Long
11Keith Lumpkin
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2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
8Cory Tucker
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
4Braxston Cave
5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
7James Stone
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Jahri Evans
4Paul Fanaika
5Leon Brown
6Garrett Gilkey
7Adam Replogle
8Ronald Patrick
RT1Mike Adams
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Kelvin Palmer
4Lamar Holmes
5Zeth Ramsay
6Patrick Miller
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Corey Acosta
10Mike Meyer
11Andrew Furney
12Justin Manton
13Ty Long