Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings "have not talked about (franchise) tags at all" regarding free agent DE Everson Griffen.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggests free agent DE Everson Griffen as a franchise tag candidate for the Vikings.
ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling suggests free agent DE Everson Griffen could opt for a short-term deal.
ESPN reports impending free agent DE Everson Griffen hasn't had any recent contract discussions with the Vikings.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen says the team has offered him a contract extension but it "wasn't in the ballpark."
The Vikings' best four defensive linemen -- Everson Griffin, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, and Brian Robison -- are all entering contract years in 2013.
The Vikings have shifted LB Everson Griffen back to defensive end.
According to Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, converted DE Everson Griffen has been "kind of sporadic" at linebacker.
Everson Griffen, whom the Vikings have converted from defensive end to linebacker, weighed in at 258 pounds as training camp opened.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen will report to camp as a linebacker, and could be in for a permanent position switch depending on how he performs in the preseason.
Vikings coaches are looking for ways to get DE Everson Griffen on the field more in 2012.
Vikings DE Everson Griffin played only 25.3 percent of the team's 2011 defensive snaps, but finished fourth on the team in sacks (4.0) and racked up 14 quarterback pressures.
The Vikings will give DE Everson Griffen a look as a stand-up outside linebacker in practice this week.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen is anxious to move on from his arrest-marred offseason.