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Griffen giddy over his, Vikings' opportunity

Everson Griffen (John Grieshop/Getty)

Everson Griffen was still pumped up Tuesday about signing his big new deal with the Vikings. Griffen was ecstatic about his opportunity, his role, his new coach and his future.

Everson Griffen has 42.5 million reasons to be giddy over the opportunity in front of him, but he isn't taking time off just yet to enjoy his newfound riches. The defensive lineman who has started only one game in his NFL career to this point is expected to take over for Jared Allen at right end, although he said he might still be moved inside to defensive tackle on occasion. For now, he's... Recommended Stories