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Notebook: Griffen embracing move to LB

Everson Griffen (Jon Dahlin/Viking Update)

Everson Griffen could turn around his slow-starting NFL career with the move to linebacker. Plus, how often does offset language come into play anyway, does Michael Floyd have a good enough work ethic and how many picks at the top of the third round have seen the 25 percent increase in their contracts?

Former USC defensive end Everson Griffen was one of the biggest disappointments in the 2010 NFL draft, when the presumed first-rounder slipped to the fourth round. And he's been a bit of a bust in his two years in Minnesota, with zero starts, and just 26 tackles. But the Vikings' coaches still feel the athletic Griffen can be a contributor, and will try him at linebacker in camp. Griffen has...

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