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Michael Griffin

31-Year-Old Safety – Carolina Panthers

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

A longtime standout safety for the Titans, Griffin heads to Minnesota to compete for a starting safety role next to Smith. He would seem to be the general favorite given his pedigree, even if he strug...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 1/4/1985  College: Texas  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Griffin Contract Information:

Signed with the Panthers in September of 2016.

September 27, 2016  –  Michael Griffin News

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Michael Griffin NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 16 - 64 - 1 - 7 1 - 1 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 71 - 1 - 1 0 - 2 - - - -
2010 25 TEN 16 107 86 21 0 12 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2011 26 TEN 16 75 59 16 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 TEN 16 79 60 19 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 TEN 14 82 61 21 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2014 29 TEN 16 112 85 27 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015 30 TEN 15 101 66 35 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 CAR 8 16 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Griffin – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Strong Safety
  1. Kurt Coleman
  2. Michael Griffin
  3. Dean Marlowe
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Snap Count Stats

143

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Michael Griffin was on the field for 143 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Michael Griffin was on the field for 111 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 1131 115
2015 940 95
2016 143 111
Michael Griffin 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 FREE AGENT Free Agent
3 FREE AGENT Free Agent
4 @Atl 34 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 TB 42 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NO 0 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Ari 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @LA 19 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 KC 15 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NO 22 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Oak 11 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea
14 SD
15 @Was
16 Atl
17 @TB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Michael Griffin
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   215 lbs
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Michael Griffin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Griffin (back) reached an injury settlement with the Vikings on Wednesday, Anthony DiMoro of the Huffington Post reports.

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Griffin was placed on injured reserve Saturday with a back injury.

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Griffin got the start at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Sunday's preseason game, but left in the second quarter due to a back injury and was later seen leaving the locker room on crutches, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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Griffin started at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. The competition for the starting safety job opposite Smith will likely be decided late in the preseason, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Vikings have signed Griffin, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Griffin was released by the Titans, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.

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Griffin recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Texans.

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Griffin recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 42-39 win over Jacksonville.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Griffin hasn't been a consistent IDP option in his eight NFL seasons, but he posted a career high in tackles last season, breaking 100 for the first time since 2010. While he could play fewer snaps after 1,131 last season, he enters this year in the same role and team context. A free safety with a cornerback background, Griffin has excellent interception skills, giving him one of the highest ceilings among defensive backs. Griffin might not be ready for training camp, though, after labrum surgery in January. He also had a procedure to address chronic tendinitis in his left knee.

2014

Griffin has been a fairly reliable IDP, recording 75, 79 and 82 tackles in each of the last three seasons. While he does have seven interceptions over that span, he had only one last season, marking just the second time in his seven-year career that he failed to reach multiple picks. He will start again at free safety for the Titans, although Bernard Pollard is the higher-upside safety IDP in Tennessee.

2013

Griffin is expected to start at free safety in 2013.

2012

After a huge IDP season in which he totaled 108 tackles (86 solo) and four interceptions in 2010, Griffin's numbers fell back to earth in 2011, and he finished with 75 tackles (59 solo) and two interceptions. Expect his numbers to find more of a middle ground in 2012. He has the athleticism to make plays in coverage, and he should pull in a couple more interceptions – he has 17 in his five-year career, including a seven-interception season in 2008.

2011

It probably isn't fair to expect Griffin, a coverage-first safety, to match his 2010 total of 108 tackles (86 solo). He never had more than 77 in the three years prior, after all. But in a contract year, Griffin should make a good showing, particularly in the turnover department. He has 12 interceptions in the last three years with five forced fumbles, not to mention 30 passes defended. He should get plenty of snaps to make an impact in 2011.

2010

Griffin again appears to be the starting free safety in a very good Titans' defensive backfield. He hopes to get back to his pass defense and interception numbers that are similar to his All-Pro year in 2008 after having just one interception in 2009.

2009

Griffin displayed a real nose for the ball in his first full season as a starter; the first-round pick from the 2007 draft intercepted seven passes, taking one to the house for a score. He couldn’t have a better tutor than Titans coach Jeff Fisher – himself an ex-defensive back – so we’re expecting continued improvement and involvement in the pass rush and run support. Griffin is an athletic playmaker with good speed that showed excellent range as a free safety last season. Those skills should help him move up IDP lists this season.

2008

Griffin is slated to start at free safety for the Titans in 2008. The Titans used a first-round selection in 2007 on Griffin and he should start to fulfill some of his promise this season.

2007

Griffin was the Titans first-round selection in 2007. He is expected to provide depth for the Titans at cornerback. He also may play some nickel back.