A day after psychologists and police were sent to the home of Everson Griffen, the Minnesota Vikings put the veteran defensive end on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.
Minnetrista police, in a news release, said officers responded to a 911 call at 3 a.m. from Griffen at his residence. Griffen said on the 911 call that there were intruders in the home and that he fired a shot but no one was hurt.
When police arrived, no intruder was located. Police said they were confident Griffen was alone in the home and that they were continuing to work with him to resolve the situation.
Griffen, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, missed five games in 2018 as he dealt with his mental health.
Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday and will not play on Sunday. Nose tackle Michael Pierce injured his elbow almost two months ago and will miss at least one more game. Defensive end Danielle Hunter is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
The Vikings have four defensive ends listed on their 53-man roster: Tashawn Bower, Patrick Jones II, D.J. Wonnum and Eddie Yarbrough. In addition, Kenny Willekes, who was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list last week, is on the practice squad.
Minnesota travels to San Francisco to play the 49ers on Sunday at 3:25 p.m.