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: Girl In Very Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head In North Minneapolis
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: Brooklyn Center Passes Sweeping Public Safety Resolution To Reform Policing
Griffin will reunite with Vikings’ defensive backs coach Jerry Gray, who was the Titans’ defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2013.MORE NEWS: Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-Olds
The move is expected to generate more competition in the safety position opposite of veteran Harrison Smith.