Dalvin Cook out; Everson Griffen not expected to return to Vikings any time soon, report says

Cook has been plagued by a hamstring injury since Week 2 at Green Bay.
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Kickoff between the Vikings and Eagles is set for 3:25 p.m. and Minnesota's last place rushing offense will be without Dalvin Cook, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. 

Cook didn't practice this week and he was questionable entering today's game, but with him now officially out, it puts the pressure on Latavius Murray and Mike Boone to carry the load against the Philadelphia's No. 1-ranked rushing defense. 

Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that defensive end Everson Griffen is not expected to return to the Vikings "anytime soon." When or if he returns at all after undergoing a mental health evaluation last month is unclear. 

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Griffen's mental health has been a top concern for the Vikings as they've explained that Griffen can take all the time he needs before he returns to the team. 

When asked about Griffen's status earlier this week, head coach Mike Zimmer said he's been provided "no clarity." 

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