Though Griffen's reintegration with the defense will be gradual, his welcome by the team was not.
It looked like it has for the last several years, Everson Griffen at practice. A police report described erratic behavior that included a threat of violence at a downtown Minneapolis hotel and a text message to his wife referencing suicide.
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Both Griffen and general manager Rick Spielman released statements regarding Griffen's absence and return.
No longer listed on the injury report with "not football related" next to his name, Griffen went through his first practice since the week leading into the Green Bay game.
Griffen rejoined his teammates for practice on Wednesday, his first time on the field in nearly six weeks.
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Griffen declined to speak about the specifics of the issues he has been dealing with, saying he hopes to be able to do that at a future time.
Griffen has missed five games this season. "This is an illness and he's done a good job of helping to get better and continues to try to get better and he's probably going to have to continue to do that". "I had a lot of support from my family, the Minnesota Vikings, the doctors, my teammates, the fans and you know I want to give my apologies to who I impacted". "I had a lot of time to reflect on my life and where I want to go and the decisions I made and I just want to get better with some of my decisions that I made".
"It was awesome, man", Griffen. You've got to appreciate the little things in life. Connecting the dots here, it sounds like Griffen has some mental-health issues to work through and could be facing criminal charges.
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Argentine forward Paulo Dybala scored the only goal that separated the two sides in the game. "Quality in football is everywhere". The Portuguese manager was involved in a touchline altercation in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea . "Yes [with the best players]".
"Everyone here is super excited that he's back, but the quicker we get back in the groove of things I feel like, the better".