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Everson Griffen has stepped out from Jared Allen’s shadow in a big way


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is having a great season that may pay off the Pro Bowl buzz by the time it’s finished. But it didn’t always appear so easy for the fifth-year player out of USC.

Griffen, 26, used to dwell at times in the shadow of “the Cowboy,” elite pass-rushing defensive end Jared Allen, one of the greatest sack artists of all-time.

Griffen was a part-time player who gradually increased his snap counts each season, but even in a backup role he showed enough on the field to convince the Vikings to take a leap of faith in the form…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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