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Source: Vikings agree to terms with cornerback Shaq Griffin

After making a splash last week at the start of free agency, the Vikings added more depth on Tuesday afternoon, agreeing to terms with veteran cornerback Shaq Griffin.

A source confirmed the agreement to the Pioneer Press, while Bleacher Report reported that it will be a one-year deal for Griffin, which could be worth up to $6 million with incentives.

Though it’s not the sexiest move on the surface by the Vikings, it’s a savvy move as Griffin, 28, provides a gluttony of experience at reasonable cost.

Originally selected in the third round of the 2017 draft, Griffin has started 79 games in his career playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, and most recently, Carolina Panthers. He finished last season with 39 tackles and an interception.

It’s unclear where exactly Griffin will play in a secondary that could use some help. He will be battling for playing time with cornerbacks Byron Murphy Jr., Akayleb Evans and Mekhi Blackmon, among a handful of others.

It’s clear the Vikings have prioritized giving defensive coordinator Brian Flores more to work with next season. Aside from Griffin, they have signed edge rushers Jonathan Greenard and Andrew Van Ginkel, linebacker Blake Cashman, and defensive tackles Jerry Tillery and Jonah Williams.

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