Redskins Sign Ex-Vikings CB Cedric Griffin
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins apparently have another cornerback on their roster.
The team has reached an agreement with defensive back Cedric Griffin, 106.7 The Fan has confirmed.
Griffin’s signing would add versatility in the secondary. Although he played cornerback with the Minnesota Vikings, many scouts viewed him as a potential safety coming out of college.
Despite tearing both ACLs in January 2010, the 6-foot, 203-pound Griffin had a strong showing last season where he appeared in 16 games with 14 starts, forcing three fumbles, picking off one pass and recording 67 tackles.
Griffin, 29, would also provide some additional options in secondary. He was seen as a potential safety coming out the University of Texas.
His signing in the latest move in what is quickly becoming a revamped secondary. The team released Oshiomogho Atogwe earlier this week and are still meeting with former New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross in Ashburn today.
They also signed former Chicago Bears safety Brandon Meriweather on Thursday.
Redskins kicker Graham Gano, who received a tender from the team earlier this offseason, was quick to make the Griffin / Griffin III comparison on Twitter.