MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of veteran safety Michael Griffin Monday.
The 31-year-old two-time Pro Bowler joins the team after spending the last nine seasons of his career with the Tennessee Titans.READ MORE: Edwards, Russell Team Up To Lead Wolves Past Nets, 136-125
Griffin was picked 19th overall by the Titans in the 2007 NFL Draft. He’s played 141 career games with 133 starts, recording 912 tackles, 25 interceptions, 65 passes defended, 7 sacks and 21 tackles for a loss.READ MORE: Vikings Interview 49ers' DeMeco Ryans After Win Vs. Packers
Griffin will reunite with Vikings’ defensive backs coach Jerry Gray, who was the Titans’ defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2013.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Sunday Snow Could Make For Monday Morning Commute Headaches
The move is expected to generate more competition in the safety position opposite of veteran Harrison Smith.