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Everson Griffen suddenly rumored to be exploring the market, including the Seahawks

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Everson Griffen has reportedly changed his position and is exploring the free agency market. Griffen, a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings who had twice as many sacks as any Seattle Seahawk last season, has been linked to Seattle on multiple occasions. Corbin Smith now reports:

The Vikings voided the option on Griffen’s contract in a move that predates the U.S. Covid-19 explosion. While it technically makes him available this offseason, the stream of thought has been that it would leave him open to remain in Minnesota on a better contract, not depart the team.

Griffen previously played under head coach Pete Carroll at USC, and has been on the Vikings since he was drafted in 2010.

If possible, this would be a significantly better move for the Seahawks than their other rumored connections at DE, because it would not require a trade. Whatever it costs to get Matt Judon or Yannick Ngakoue will be high draft picks this season, as neither player is under the control of Bill O’Brien.

Jadeveon Clowney plus Everson Griffen?

They better start cutting some players, as that is going to cost some real dollars.