And identical to that, Everson Griffen is again within the NFC North. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to commerce the veteran defensive finish to the Detroit Lions, as confirmed by CBS Sports activities’ Patrik Walker. As for the compensation, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Community provides that Detroit is sending Dallas a conditional sixth-round decide in change for Griffen’s companies.
Reviews of Griffen touchdown on the commerce block surfaced earlier this week and it did not take lengthy for a staff like Detroit, who’re winners of two straight and trying to maintain tempo within the division, to come back in with a suggestion. Griffen — who performed in 56.43% of Dallas’ defensive snaps and totaled 20 tackles, six quarterback hits, and a couple of.5 sacks — now joins a Lions entrance seven that consists of fellow defensive finish Trey Flowers, linebacker Jamie Collins and others who’ve totaled eight sacks via Week 7.
In fact, Detroit is extraordinarily aware of Griffen, who spent a decade squaring up towards them as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Due to COVID-19 protocols which might be put in place for the 2020 season, Griffen will not be capable to play in Detroit’s Week 8 matchup towards the Colts. As destiny would have it, his Lions debut is primed to be in Week 9 towards his former staff within the Vikings.
As for the Cowboys, they solely had Griffen on a one-year, $6 million deal he signed again in the summertime, and with a 2-5 document on the yr it made sense to chop bait. In his absence, Dallas may proceed to trot out Randy Gregory, who was in a position to return to recreation motion in Week 7 the primary time final since his reinstatement, and 2020 fifth-round decide Bradlee Anae within the defensive finish rotation.