Vikings: Everson Griffen leaves team after sudden death of his mother

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is not with the team after the sudden death of his mother. Leslie Frazier said she was visiting Griffen in the Twin Cities when the news broke unexpectedly on Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return.
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