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.
VP of player personnel Rick Spielman insists the Vikings still have "a lot of high expectations" for troubled DE Everson Griffen.
When asked on Saturday if he was the one who stepped in and told DE Everson Griffen to cancel his Super Bowl party, Vikings HC Leslie Frazier responded "something like that."
Vikings beat writer Jeremy Fowler concurs that it was likely Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier, and not the NFL, who asked DE Everson Griffen to cancel his Super Bowl party.
A Las Vegas Super Bowl party that was to be hosted by Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been cancelled.
The NFL confirmed Friday that Vikings DE Everson Griffen is being investigated under the Personal Conduct Policy after two alcohol-related arrests in the matter of four days.