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Cedric Griffin | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Texas
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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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3Cody Fajardo
4Chandler Harnish
5Matt Simms
6Matt Blanchard
7Jeff Tuel
8Shane Carden
9Jerry Lovelocke
10Jake Heaps
11Jake Waters
RB1Fred Jackson
2Trent Richardson
3Cyrus Gray
4Kenny Hilliard
5Jahwan Edwards
6Dominique Brown
7Keshawn Hill
8LaVance Taylor
9Bronson Hill
10Jeremy Stewart
11Lache Seastrunk
12Daniel Thomas
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Robert Hughes
3RB1Fred Jackson
FB1Erik Lorig
2Robert Hughes
3Joe Don Duncan
4J.C. Copeland
5Joey Iosefa
6Brad Smelley
7Zach Boren
8Trey Millard
9John Conner
10Brandon Cottom
WR11Denarius Moore
2Kenbrell Thompkins
3C.J. Goodwin
4Jarrett Boykin
5Dezmin Lewis
6Kenny Cook
7Antwan Goodley
8Ricky Collins
9R.J. Harris
10Daniel Brown
11Kenzel Doe
12Damian Williams
13Reggie Dunn
14Ryan Spadola
15Tevin Reese
16Solomon Patton
17Andrew Peacock
18Jonathan Krause
19Aldrick Robinson
20Armon Binns
21T.J. Graham
22L'Damian Washington
23Travis Labhart
24David Porter
25Josh Harper
26Deon Long
27Titus Davis
28DeAndre Carter
29Marquez Clark
30Damond Powell
31Tyler Slavin
32Ezell Ruffin
33G.J. Kinne
34Lance Lewis
35Tyler McDonald
WR21Ace Sanders
2Tandon Doss
3Ryan Broyles
4Damaris Johnson
5Jordan Leslie
6Jimmie Hunt
7DeVier Posey
8Phil Bates
9Michael Preston
10Alan Bonner
11Chuck Jacobs
12Uzoma Nwachukwu
13Bernard Reedy
14Ryan Lankford
15Devante Davis
16Damarr Aultman
17Rasheed Bailey
18Andre Davis
19Demetrius Wilson
20Levi Norwood
21Josh Reese
22Shane Wynn
23Juron Criner
24Tom Nelson
25Trindon Holliday
26Paul Browning
27Andrew Turzilli
28Saalim Hakim
29LaRon Byrd
30Nathan Palmer
TE1Jimmay Mundine
2Mickey Shuler
3Steve Maneri
4David Paulson
5Chase Dixon
6Jacob Maxwell
7Jake Murphy
8Will Tye
9Gerell Robinson
10Brandon Barden
11Brandon Bostick
12Brett Brackett
13Michael Egnew
14Dan Light
K1Connor Barth
2Brandon Bogotay
3Carey Spear
4Michael Palardy
5Andrew Furney
6Justin Manton
7Ty Long
8Mike Meyer
9Corey Acosta