Vikings CB Cedric Griffin In Question for 2010

Cedric Griffin is coming off of easily Paymah his best season of his career.

Over the last year and a half, Griffin has improved to the point where he is getting a name for himself as a great tackling corner, and had a career high four interceptions in 2009.

There will be a set back, however, as Griffin tore his ACL covering a kickoff in the NFC Championship overtime minutes that shouldn’t have been.

Griffin will get surgery on the injury and could return as early as training camp or as November.  If November becomes his expected return date, then it is possible that the Vikings place him on injured reserve at the beginning of the season.

“Those are typically six-to-nine month deals,” Childress said of the recovery time.  “Everybody heals a little bit differently. So he’ll be right on the edge I’m sure.”

With Griffin already in question, Antoine Winfield having continuous foot problems that reappeared in the Championship game, and Benny Sapp and Karl Paymah possibly leaving in free agency, it is not a stretch that cornerback becomes one of the Vikings top offseason priorities.

It is also possible that Asher Allen, a rookie favorite of readers on this site, becomes a second-year starter.

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