Everson Griffen, Minnesota Vikings
Career stats: (132 games): 66.5 sacks, 75 TFLs (49 sacks in his last 73 games)
Griffen’s chances of opening the season on the Minnesota Vikings roster are getting slimmer by the day.
There are rumors that Griffen was almost traded the the Cleveland Browns before the draft, but they chose to trade with the New York Giants instead.
A big part of why that trade almost went down is because they could have killed two birds with one stone. They could have landed help on the interior (which they did in the draft with Garrett Bradbury anyway) and they could have gotten his contracts off the books.
The Vikings are already in a cap nightmare next year and Griffen is a part of that, being owed $27 million over the next two years. A trade with the Titans knocks that down to just over $1 million.
Knowing this, the leverage is entirely in favor of the Titans and this is probably the best way to add a really solid EDGE to the roster without giving too much up in exchange.
Why not throw out a conditional trade offer or a pick swap to help round out the Titans defense?