Shaquem Griffin leans on brother and teammate Shaquill after returning to Seahawks
Linebacker Shaquem Griffin made it known on Wednesday that he’s brother’s keeper—and vice versa. Griffin recently was brought back by the Seattle Seahawks after being cut from the roster.
He knows this will be a trying transition as he looks to prove himself once more to the Seahawks. With that, he’ll be leaning on his fellow teammate and brother Shaquill Griffin for support (via Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest).
Worst come to worst, I’ve always got my brother. When I’ve got him, everything is always good, whether I’m playing ball or not.”
Shaquem Griffin with your feel-good Hallmark movie quote of the day. #FamilyFirst
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) September 30, 2020
Griffin was cut from the roster after training camp during the offseason and placed with the practice squad. After bringing him back on the roster, he was listed as active. This was an obvious nod to the depletion of linebackers due to injuries on the Seahawks roster at the moment.
They recently lost Bruce Irvin, who will miss an extended period of time with a hip flexor injury. Another key piece in safety Marquise Blair will be out for the remainder of the season following a knee injury that required surgery.
Griffin has played majority of his career with his twin brother, Shaquil, with both coming from the University of Central Florida. During his first two seasons with the Seahawks, Shaquem Griffin totaled 11 solo tackles (16 tackles overall) with three quarterback hits. With the move, the Seahawks will fill in a much-needed void at the linebacker position while maintaining the chemistry that’s already been established with Shaquem Griffin’s recent tenure with the team.
The Griffin brothers will look to bring success on defense for the Seahawks in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins, a team currently facing its own struggles in winning.