Description: Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. His return is questionable.
Insight: The loss of Griffin means more time for rookie seventh-round pick Richard Crawford. Washington's vulnerable pass defense had already given up 627 yards and six touchdowns in the first two games and two more touchdown passes in the first quarter of Game 3 and can't afford any personnel losses.
10/18/2010 3:03:00 PM
Description: Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Griffin (right knee) will have his right ACL reconstructed on Tuesday.
Insight: Griffin is obviously out for the season after tearing the ACL in Week 5 against the Jets. (RapidDraft.com)
10/12/2010 4:13:00 PM
Description: Vikings DB Cedric Griffin tore the ACL in his right knee during Monday night's game and is out for the year.
Insight: Griffin has now torn the ACL in both knees after undergoing surgery on his left knee last January. The Vikes are starting to thin out at cornerback with Chris Cook out the next couple weeks with a "slight" knee tear.
10/12/2010 4:03:00 PM
Description: Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, via Twitter, that Griffin (right knee) suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Monday night against the Jets.
Insight: Griffin returned to the lineup in Week 3 after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in last year's NFC Championship Game. His absence, along with rookie CB Chris Cook (knee) also out for a couple weeks, the Vikings are now fairly thin at cornerback right now. (RapidDraft.com)
10/12/2010 2:01:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Griffin (right knee) will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Tuesday.
Insight: Griffin could have a serious knee injury. The good news is this is not the same knee he had a torn ACL in. (RapidDraft.com)
10/12/2010 10:02:00 AM
Description: Griffin (right knee) was helped off the field during Monday night's game against the Jets with an apparent right knee injury.
Insight: Griffin did not return to the game. He tore the ACL in his left knee in last year's NFC Championship Game, so hopefully this is not as severe. (RapidDraft.com)
10/12/2010 12:12:00 AM
Description: Vikings CB Cedric Griffin left his Week 5 game Monday night in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury.
Insight: His return to this game is doubtful as it could be another serious ACL injury. Griffin entered this year after having gone through ACL surgery last season.
9/24/2010 8:00:00 PM
Description: The Associated Press reports Griffin (left knee) is tentatively scheduled to make his 2010 debut on Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Griffin is coming back from a torn ACL, so he is unlikely to play extensively if he is active. (RapidDraft.com)
9/15/2010 11:03:00 PM
Description: 1500 ESPN.com reports Griffin (left knee) is not expected to be available for Week 2.
Insight: Griffin is unlikely to be active on Sunday against Miami, but the fact it's even a discussion is a positive sign. (RapidDraft.com)
8/26/2010 8:31:00 PM
Description: Vikings DC Leslie Frazier admitted that RCB
Insight: It's beginning to look less likely that Griffin will be ready for week 1. The Vikings look to be preparing Chris Cook as their starter for the first week of the season.
8/26/2010 6:00:00 PM
Description: 1500 ESPN.com reports Vikings' defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier admitted Griffin (left knee) isn't close to coming off the PUP list.
Insight: The Vikings are preparing rookie Chris Cook to start at right cornerback in Griffin's place. (Rapid Draft.com)
8/17/2010 12:31:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Griffin (torn ACL-left knee) is "progressing rapidly" in his recovery from a torn ACL in last year's NFC Championship Game.
Insight: Griffin is not expected to be ready for Week 1, but could be ready sometime early in the season. (Rapid Draft.com)
8/17/2010 10:31:00 AM
Description: Vikings DB Cedric Griffin is reportedly "progressing rapidly" in his recovery a torn ACL suffered late last year.
SOURCE: MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE
Insight: Brad Childress said Griffin is "coming pretty quick", but he is still not expected to be back before Week One. He could avoid the regular season PUP and not miss the first six games of the season.
8/2/2010 4:08:00 PM
Description: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports Vikings' defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier conceded that Griffin (torn ACL-left knee) will not play in the season opener against New Orleans.
Insight: Griffin suffered a torn ACL in last year's NFC Championship Game against the Saints, so he is only six months removed from surgery. The Vikings are exercising caution, and rightly so. (Rapid Draft.com)
7/30/2010 8:44:00 PM
Description: CB Cedric Griffin will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
SOURCE: YAHOO! SPORTS - NFL - MINNESOTA VIKINGS NEWS
Insight: Griffin is coming off knee surgery and may not be able to start the season. He's still someone to target as a waiver wire pickup in deeper IDP leagues if he can get on the field
2/13/2010 10:30:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Griffin (knee) said surgery to repair his torn ACL "went pretty well."
Insight: Griffin was injured covering the opening kickoff of overtime in the NFC Championship Game, so he still has a long road to recovery. He could be ready to the start of the season, but the Vikings may look to target CB in April's draft just in case. (SportsBuff.com)
1/26/2010 11:43:00 PM
Description: The Associated Press reports that Vikings' head coach Brad Childress indicated Griffin (left knee) will have surgery to repair his torn ACL within a week.
Insight: Griffin's recovery timetable is six to nine months, so he is likely to be limited early next season if he's ready to play at all. The Vikings are likely to look to free agency and the draft to add some CB depth. (SportsBuff.com)
1/26/2010 12:05:00 AM
Description: According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times, via Twitter, an MRI showed Griffin (knee) has a torn ACL.
Insight: Griffin is facing a lenghty recovery time. He is all but certain to miss the start of next season. The Vikings may draft a CB fairly early now. (SportsBuff.com)
1/25/2010 1:42:00 PM
Description: Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times reports that the Vikings fear Griffin (knee) has a torn MCL and ACL.
Insight: Griffin was injured while covering the opening kickoff of overtime in the Vikings' loss to the Saints on Sunday. If he indeed does have torn ligaments, he is very unlikely to be ready for the start of next season. (SportsBuff.com)
12/7/2009 12:57:00 AM
Description: Griffin left Sunday night's game against Arizona with an apparent head injury.
Insight: If Griffin ends up missing any time and Antoine Winfield (right foot) continues to be out, Benny Sapp and Karl Paymah would become the Vikings' starting cornerbacks. (SportsBuff.com)