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Former Minnesota Cornerback Cedric Griffin Signs With Redskins
The Washington Redskins signed former Minnesota cornerback Cedric Griffin on Friday, address persistent concerns about depth in the secondary.
Griffin, 29, spent his first six years with the Vikings, who released him on March 10 after a season in which he played in all 16 games, starting 14, with 67 tackles, an interception and three forced fumbles.
According to multiple reports, the deal is for just one year at $2.5 million.
The 6-foot, 203-pound Griffin, drafted in the second round in 2006 out of Texas, started all but one game for the Vikings from 2007-09, but tore the ACL in his left knee in a loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship in January 2010. He returned to play two games during the 2010 season for Minnesota, but then tore the ACL in his right knee on Oct. 11, 2010.
The Redskins have both of last year’s starters, DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson, under contract for 2012, as well as Kevin Barnes, who played as the team’s nickelback, and seldom-used rookie Brandyn Thompson.