Garrett Griffin

Garrett Griffin

Tight End #45
Team: New Orleans Saints
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 225 lb.
College:Air Force
Born:March 4, 1994
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Garrett Griffin: Returns to practice squad

Griffin reverted to the Saints' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Griffin was promoted to the active roster as an extra player for Monday's win over the Chargers, and he ended up playing 18 snaps on offense and 18 snaps on special teams. The 26-year-old is without a catch in his two appearances this year.

October 13, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Promoted from practice squad

Griffin was promoted to the Saints' active roster from the practice squad Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was elevated from the practice squad as an extra player last week and will do so again Monday against the Chargers. Griffin wasn't targeted in 22 offensive snaps Week 4, and he could have a similar role against Los Angeles if Jared Cook (groin), who's considered questionable, ends up being unavailable.

October 12, 2020 2:30 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Shifts back to practice squad

Griffin was reverted back to the practice squad Monday, according to the NFL transactions page.

Analysis: Griffin was elevated to the active roster in the absence of Jared Cook (groin) for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Lions. He was on the field for 22 of the team's offensive snaps, but failed to record a target. If Cook remains out, Griffin could return to the active roster for Week 5 against the Chargers.

October 5, 2020 7:18 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Elevates from practice squad

The Saints promoted Griffin to the active roster Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Jared Cook (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Lions, so Griffin will serve as the No. 3 tight end behind Adam Trautman and Josh Hill. He'll likely revert to the practice squad following the game.

October 3, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Couldn't make final roster

Griffin was waived Saturday by the Saints, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: It was always going to be a tough path for Griffin to earn a roster spot, particularly after the team selected Adam Trautman in the third round. Griffin, who has spent a number of years on the team's practice squad, could be in line to do so again to begin 2020.

September 5, 2020 2:09 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Tough path to roster spot

Griffin (undisclosed) may have a tough time cracking the Saints' season-opening roster, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jared Cook remains the starter and Josh Hill hasn't missed a game since 2016, and New Orleans also added Adam Trautman in the third-round of April's draft. Griffin spent last season on injured reserve and hasn't seen game action since 2017.

June 30, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Placed on IR

Griffin (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Griffin ended last season on the Saints' 53-man roster and recorded one reception for four yards in three contests. He also recorded his first NFL touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. He will now look to make a full recovery as his focus shifts to the 2020 season.

August 26, 2019 10:35 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Signed through 2020

Griffin is under contract with the Saints through 2020, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Undrafted back in 2016, the 24-year-old tight end spent most of the past three seasons on the New Orleans practice squad, making just three regular-season appearances in the process. He was called up to the 53-man roster for the playoffs, ultimately handling a key role in the NFC Championship Game after Ben Watson (illness) was ruled out and Josh Hill suffered a concussion. Griffin had a short touchdown catch in the loss, potentially setting the stage to compete for a larger role in 2019. Hill and Dan Arnold both remain under contract, while the 38-year-old Watson can become an unrestricted free agent if he doesn't retire. It is possible the Saints make a significant investment at tight end, as opposed to continuing their reliance on a committee of mediocre players.

January 30, 2019 12:35 PM EST

Garrett Griffin: Signs with Saints

Griffin signed a contract with the Saints on Saturday, Brett Martel of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Griffin spent training camp with the Saints and now joins the 53-man roster for a potential playoff run. The 24-year-old had one reception for four yards in three games with New Orleans in 2017 and is unlikely to factor into the passing game.

January 12, 2019 3:22 PM EST

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