Vikings not on same page when it comes to Cedric Griffin

The Minnesota Vikings are not ruling out cornerback Cedric Griffin for the season opener Sept. 9 in New Orleans even if defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier isn’t planning on having him available.

Coach Brad Childress contradicted what Frazier said earlier in the day, according to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Griffin is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered the last time the Vikings played in New Orleans, a loss in the NFC Championship Game.

It would be awfully fast for Griffin to be back in action this quickly and that is why we tend to believe Frazier.

“I'm not going to put anything past (Griffin),” Childress said. “We're just continuing to accelerate him here and we'll see. But him and E.J. (Henderson, who broke his leg last December but is taking part in camp), as I've said before, their work kind of defies description so nothing would surprise me.”

Griffin is on the physically unable to perform list currently and it’s certainly fair to wonder if he could open the regular season on PUP, something that would knock him out for the first six weeks. Griffin has said he’s fully healed but for the time being he is doing work on the side at training camp in Mankato, Minn.

“I'm doing my drills already," Griffin said. "I'm doing routes on air so I'm just progressing and I'm happy with my progress and I will be out there soon.:

Stay tuned.

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