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Vikes worried about Griffen's well-being

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Last week, the Minnesota Vikings were concerned enough about Everson Griffen's state of mind that they barred the three-time Pro Bowl defensive end from practice until he had a mental health evaluation.

After a scary series of incidents on Saturday, Griffen remained away from the team on Tuesday and out of action indefinitely. Coach Mike Zimmer said Griffen would not travel with the team to play the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday.

"The only thing we really are concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football. It's about him getting better," Zimmer said.

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