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Cedric Griffin | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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8John Skelton
9Thad Lewis
10Josh Portis
11McLeod Bethel-Thompson
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13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Trent Edwards
16Ryan Lindley
17Jerrod Johnson
18Adam Weber
19Nate Enderle
20Dennis Dixon
21Pat White
22John Parker Wilson
23Jordan Rodgers
24Nick Stephens
25Alex Tanney
26Bryn Renner
27Jeff Mathews
28Logan Kilgore
29Ryan Katz
30Colby Cameron
31Kyle Padron
32James Vandenberg
33Mike Hermann
34Nathan Stanley
35Dalton Williams
36Matt Brown
37Caleb TerBush
38Tim Jenkins
39Dayne Crist
40Brett Smith
41James Franklin
42Chase Rettig
43Tommy Rees
44Brock Jensen
45Keith Price
46Kory Faulkner
47Collin Klein
48Alex Carder
49Rusty Smith
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Edwin Baker
12Alvester Alexander
13Tauren Poole
14Jewel Hampton
15Zach Brown
16Brandon Saine
17Tim Cornett
18D.J. Harper
19Isaac Redman
20Lance Ball
21Javarris James
22Darren Evans
23Delone Carter
24Anthony Allen
25Damien Berry
26Richard Murphy
27William Powell
28Jordan Roberts
29Orwin Smith
30Tim Flanders
31Terrance Cobb
32Armond Smith
33Cierre Wood
34Stefphon Jefferson
35Ronnie Wingo
36Deonte Williams
37Bradley Randle
38Quentin Hines
39De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Roosevelt Nix
9James Baker
10Ben Bartholomew
11Ina Liaina
12Stephen Campbell
13J.C. Copeland
14Chad Young
15Kadeem Jones
16Owen Schmitt
17Quinn Johnson
18Harvey Unga
19Owen Marecic
20Dorson Boyce
21Braden Wilson
22Zach Boren
23Lonnie Pryor
24Devonte Campbell
25Jon Hoese
26Ben Guidugli
27Nate Eachus
28Jourdan Brooks
29Eddie Williams
30Chad Abram
31Alex Debniak
32Ryan Roberson
33Jonathan Amosa
34Rupert Bryan
35Cameron White
36Ryan D'Imperio
37Brock Bolen
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2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Juron Criner
6Greg Childs
7Lamont Bryant
8Keenan Davis
9Taulib Ikharo
10Erik Lora
11Ryan Whalen
12Terrence Toliver
13Richard Goodman
14Kevin Hardy
15Tim Benford
16Ben Obomanu
17Devery Henderson
18Matt Willis
19Lavelle Hawkins
20Brett Swain
21Chaz Schilens
22Tiquan Underwood
23Charly Martin
24Marcus Jackson
25Kamar Jorden
26Nicholas Johnson
27Johnathan Haggerty
28Chandler Jones
29Robby Toma
30Carlin Isles
31Emmanuel Arceneaux
32Skye Dawson
33Jonathan Krause
34Jeremy Kelley
35Sederrick Cunningham
36Jordan White
37Chris Summers
38Roy Roundtree
39Zach Rogers
40Cole McKenzie
41Jamal Miles
42Rashad Evans
43Erik Highsmith
44Sam McGuffie
45Tyrone Goard
46T.J. Moe
47Jasper Collins
48Kevin Smith
49Quintin Payton
50Wilson Van Hooser
51C.J. Goodwin
52Terrell Sinkfield
53Jheranie Boyd
54Eric Rogers
55Rashaad Carter
56Demetrius Fields
57Scott Pillar
58Chip Reeves
59Mike Davis
60Cody Hoffman
61Kadron Boone
62Jon Baldwin
63Chastin West
64LaQuan Williams
65Diondre Borel
66Bert Reed
67Brandon Carswell
68Joseph Anderson
69Julius Pruitt
70Mardy Gilyard
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2Davone Bess
3Anthony Armstrong
4Kerry Meier
5Donald Jones
6Jordan Shipley
7Jacoby Ford
8Brandon Banks
9Kealoha Pilares
10Raymond Radway
11Mohamed Massaquoi
12Earl Bennett
13Steve Breaston
14Donte' Stallworth
15Eric Page
16Chris Givens
17Darius Hanks
18Aaron Mellette
19Robert Gill
20Martel Moore
21Alec Lemon
22Lamaar Thomas
23Dominique Croom
24David Douglas
25Armon Binns
26Tommy Streeter
27Brandon Collins
28Tray Session
29Jeff Fuller
30Eric Thomas
31Nicholas Edwards
32Greg Hardin
33Chris Harper
34Michael Jenkins
35David Ball
36Devin Aromashodu
37Isaiah Williams
38Tim Toone
39Duke Calhoun
40David Reed
41Jarett Dillard
42Roberto Wallace
43Bobby Sewall
44Terrence Austin
45Tori Gurley
46Ronald Johnson
47Early Doucet
48Darius Reynaud
49Deon Butler
50Patrick Crayton
51Micah Hatfield
52Perez Ashford
53Tony Washington
54Jaz Reynolds
55Alex Neutz
56Kelsey Pope
57Anthony McClung
58Jordan Harris
59Joe Adams
60Devon Wylie
61Marvin McNutt
62Kevin Elliott
63Jared Green
64Mike Willie
65Michael Calvin
66Taveon Rogers
67Andrew DePaola
68James Shaw
69Devin Goda
70Jason Thompson
71Omarius Hines
72Gerrard Sheppard
73Rashad Ross
74Andy Cruse
75Anthony Amos
76R.J. Webb
77Andrew Helmick
78Weston Dressler
79Chris Boyd
80Ryan Spadola
81Jerry Johnson
82Rodrick Rumble
83Brandon Kaufman
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Aaron Hernandez
2Adam Nissley
3Danny Noble
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Randy McMichael
9Daniel Graham
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
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15Tommy Gallarda
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19Konrad Reuland
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23Tom Crabtree
24Brody Eldridge
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29Joe Sawyer
30Matt Furstenburg
31Ben Cotton
32David Rolf
33Joel Dreessen
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35Martin Rucker
36Ben Hartsock
37Visanthe Shiancoe
38Travis Beckum
39Richard Quinn
40Jake O'Connell
41Evan Moore
42Isaiah Stanback
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Colin Anderson
46Travis Tannahill
47Chase Clement
48Adam Schiltz
49A.C. Leonard
50Joe Don Duncan
51Blake Annen
52Chase Dixon
53David Wright
54Tim Biere
55Jamie McCoy
56Michael Higgins
57Alex Silvestro
58Brett Brackett
59Cameron Graham
60Martell Webb
61Brian Wozniak
62Jerome Cunningham
63Ryan Otten
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4Matt Szymanski
5Danny Hrapmann
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