EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings announced Friday that they have placed Everson Griffen on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.
Griffen dealt with a personal issue Wednesday and has not been with the team this week. The Vikings announced in a statement late Wednesday afternoon that Griffen "is now getting the care he needs."
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman spoke to Twin Cities media members Wednesday afternoon and expressed support for the Vikings defensive end.
"Their family is our family," Spielman said during his press conference.
Griffen's teammates also spoke out in support of him.
"Yeah, that's why your mental health is always important," Dalvin Cook said. "Checking on your loved ones, your brothers, the tough ones that don't show the signs of being weak or show the signs of have nothing wrong with them, just going about their day to day.
"Just making sure that they're OK. That's important in today's world," Cook added. "The guys and the people that's taken advantage of, making sure their well-being and their mentals are OK. That's a big step in life today."
Brian O'Neill said: "I fully support him and his family, and everybody here has his back."