NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24: Michael Griffin #33 of the Tennessee Titans reacts after intercepting a pass in the end zone against the Jacksonville Jaguars during play at LP Field on December 24, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won 23-17. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The Tennessee Titans re-signed safety Michael Griffin to a five-year, $35 million deal.
The Tennessee Titans gave their fans something to celebrate on Tuesday afternoon when the team announced that they signed safety Michael Griffin to a five-year contract. Citing a league source, Pro Football Talk is reporting that the deal is worth $7 million per season.
[Note by Ryan Van Bibber, 06/19/12 4:58 PM EDT ] The full terms of Griffin's deal were reported later on Tuesday afternoon. The deal is for five-years, $35 million with $15 million guaranteed.
Griffin, Tennessee's first-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, was franchised by the Titans in the spring. He never signed his franchise tender, but a holdout seemed unlikely as he attended all of the team's workouts this spring.
A sturdy centerfield presence for the Titans' secondary, the University of Texas product has 17 career interceptions. He had two picks last season. Perhaps most impressive of all is that Griffin has yet to miss a game during his five years with the Titans.
Keeping Griffin has been one of the offseason's top priorities for Tennessee, particularly after the team lost cornerback Cortland Finnegan in free agency this year.
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