Defensive end Everson Griffen did not practice today and might not play on Sunday as he mourns the unexpected death of his mother, Sabrina Scott, coach Leslie Frazier said after practice today.
"I'm not sure what his status will be going forward," Frazier said. "Our prayers as an organization, as well as his teammates are with he and his family.
"It's purely up to him when he comes back. There's no timetable. I told him yesterday, he needs to go through the grieving process properly. Don't be worrying about football. Just do whatever he needs to do away from football. His mom was very, very close to him."
Scott was visiting her son at the time of her death. Griffen was at Winter Park when Eden Prairie police called Frazier with the news. Frazier called Griffen into his office, where the officers broke the news to Griffen.
"As you can imagine, it was tough news," Frazier said. "There was nothing that could have prepared him for that news. It was unexpected. Completely unexpected.
"It's hard. He loved his mom, like we all do. And to have no clue that something like this was on the horizon was tough. It's still tough."
Frazier said he had no details of the cause of death.
Frazier and several players spent part of Wednesday evening at Griffen's home in Eden Prairie.
"I was so so impressed with our players last night," Frazier said. "We were at his home just to support him. The way they reached out to him last night. Some of the guys who were there, the maturity they showed, I drove away from his home ... to see the support that our players displayed, I was really encouraged by that."