Everson Griffen is a happy man this week.
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions agreed to acquire defensive end Everson Griffen from Dallas for a 2021 conditional sixth-round pick.
The 32-year-old Griffen, who played the first 10 years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, shared his reaction to the deal via text with longtime NFL insider Josina Anderson.
“I’m excited. I just got to process everything,” Griffen told Anderson. “I’m gonna reach out to Adrian Peterson at some point…It’s cool, a brand new start.”
In August, he signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys worth $6 million with a $3 million base salary and per-week roster bonuses worth $187,500.
In seven games, Griffen had 2.5 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures and 21 tackles in 281 snaps.