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Monson: Everson Griffen might have higher ceiling than Brian Robison

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Many Vikings observers had their eyes on the quarterback situation as the NFL’s free agency season crept closer. Matt Cassel re-signed Friday, which answered that question before it officially was asked.

But by far the bigger deal, with longer term ramifications, was the decision to hand Everson Griffen a reported 5-year, $42.5 million extension.

It may raise eyebrows for some, because Griffen isn’t known as a starter. But don’t let that fool you. Griffen was a productive player in his time on the field, according to Pro Football Focus. And the fact the Vikings were willing…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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