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Griffen decision reminiscent of 2010 choice

Everson Griffen (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings had to choose: Hall of Fame résumé vs. developing potential. They made the choice for the long term. Behind the scenes, they know what they have with Everson Griffen, even if outsiders are shocked at the amount of money he got.

Sunday was anything but a day of rest for the Vikings. They didn't address any of their most pressing needs, but made a pair of significant signings – making sure Everson Griffen didn't hit the free agent market and bringing back middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley. Much in the same way the Vikings made a franchise decision in which defensive end they were going to invest in four years ago, it...

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