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NFL Roster Cuts: Minnesota Vikings release Everson Griffen

That reunion was short-lived

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It was only about a week ago that fans of the Minnesota Vikings were getting excited about the prospect of the team reuniting with defensive end Everson Griffen, and that excitement increased a bit when he picked up a sack in the team’s preseason finale against Kansas City.

Unfortunately, the reunion is on hold. . .at least for now.

The Vikings announced that they have released Griffen as one of their final cuts to get down to the 53-man roster deadline on Tuesday.

Griffen, as we know, spent his first ten seasons with the Vikings before departing last season and splitting his year between Dallas and Detroit. It looked like he was ready to be a part of the rotation at defensive end for the Vikings. However, the team has decided otherwise for the time being. There are a lot of people on social media saying that the team could end up bringing Griffen back after Week 1, but we’ll have to see how that goes.

For now, the reunion between Everson Griffen and the Vikings lasted only a week, as he was released on Tuesday as a part of the team’s final cuts. He is now a free agent that can sign wherever he wants, but if the Vikings already have a bit of a “wink wink” deal with him, we won’t see that happen, either.