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Michael Griffin

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Free Safety Age: 35 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2007 College: Texas Agent(s): Relativity Sports

Titans – The Athletic

Player Status: Retired
  • Current Contract

    Michael Griffin signed a 1 year, $885,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including an average annual salary of $885,000. In , Griffin will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a cap hit of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $885,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $885,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 31 $728,823 $728,823 - $728,823($728,823)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $728,823 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $728,823 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $728,823 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $728,823
    2017 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus $250,000
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Total Guarantees $750,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $750,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
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    2012-2016

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $35,000,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $11,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
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    2012-2012Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,200,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,200,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
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    2007-2011Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $11,500,000
    Signing Bonus $850,010
    Average Salary $2,300,000
    Total Guarantees $4,044,510
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $285,000 $850,010 $745,000 - - - $2,115,000 $3,995,010
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $464,000 - - - - $3,105,000 - $3,569,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $721,500 - - - - - - $721,500
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $979,000 - $100,000 - - - - $1,079,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,310,500 - - - - - - $3,310,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $9,000,000 - - - - - $11,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - $794,118 - - - - $4,294,118
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,200,000 - - - - - - $6,200,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,300,000 - - - - - $18,973 $6,318,973
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $250,000 - $100,000 - - - $850,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $728,823 - - - - - - $728,823
    10 seasons $25,488,823 $10,100,010 $1,639,118 $100,000 - $3,105,000 $2,133,973 $42,566,924
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $24,260,000 $9,850,010 $1,639,118 - - $3,105,000 - $40,988,101
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $250,000 - $100,000 - - - $850,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $728,823 - - - - - - $728,823
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/25/2013, 1 game $205,882

      Repeat Offender of Hits to the HEad


    • Player contract details by year 10/04/2013, $21,000

      hitting a defenseless player against New York (NYJ


    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2012, $20,000

      for a horse collar tackle of Bears RB Matt Forte


    • Player contract details by year 10/10/2012, $21,000

      for helmet-to-helmet hit on Vikings WR Michael Jenkins


    • Player contract details by year 11/18/2011, $7,500

      Late hit against Carolina (CAR)


    • TOTAL: $275,382

  • Transactions

    May 7 2018Retired from Professional Football
    Sep 27 2016Signed a 1 year $885k contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Sep 7 2016Released by Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 9 2016Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Feb 9 2016Released by Tennessee (TEN), clearing $6.5M in space
    Nov 25 2013Suspended 1 game for being a repeat offender of hits to the head, forfeiting $205,882
    Jun 19 2012Signed a 5 year $35 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Mar 5 2012Offered a 1 year $6.2 million franchise tag with Tennessee (TEN)
    Jul 27 2007Signed a 5 year $11.5 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Apr 28 2007Drafted by Tennessee (TEN): Round 1 (#19 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 CAR 13 13 6 285 0.320 39 25 13
    2015 TEN 15 15 14 942 0.889 1 102 66 34 1
    2014 TEN 16 16 16 1131 0.991 3 112 84 26 2
    2013 TEN 14 14 14 898 0.898 82 61 21 2 1
    2012 TEN 16 16 16 1115 0.989 1 79 60 19 2 4
    2011 TEN 16 16 16 75 59 16 1 2
    2010 TEN 16 16 16 108 86 21 2 4
    2009 TEN 16 16 15 1 77 53 18 2 1
    2008 TEN 16 16 16 1 75 47 17 1 7
    2007 TEN 16 16 10 54 33 9 1 3
    Totals 154 154 139 4,371 - 7 803 574 194 11 25