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Anthony Barr | Linebacker

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: UCLA
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Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (arm) said he will play Week 10 against the Raiders.
Barr was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday after being spotted with a cast on his arm after last week's game. He returned to practice Friday, however, and should be good to go. MLB Eric Kendricks is doubtful, but he will travel with the team to Oakland. Nov 13 - 1:13 PM

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he's "just being careful" with linebackers Eric Kendricks (ribs) and Anthony Barr (arm), and expects both to play Sunday against the Raiders.

Both players have yet to practice this week. Obviously if either one sits, it would help Latavius Murray, who is expected to gain clearance after suffering a concussion in Week 9. The Vikings have allowed 111.6 rushing yards per game this year. That puts them in the middle of the pack.
Nov 12 - 4:05 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (arm) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

As did MLB Eric Kendricks. Barr suffered his injury in Sunday's win over St. Louis. Coach Mike Zimmer said Barr was "fine" earlier this week, but his absence from practice the last two days says otherwise. Raiders running back Latavius Murray could be in for a big day if Barr and Kendricks are both out.
Nov 12 - 2:40 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects SLB Anthony Barr (arm) to be "fine."

Barr was spotted with a cast following Sunday's win over the Rams, but X-rays must have provided good news. Barr is one of the most important defenders for Zimmer's surprising 6-2 club.
Nov 9 - 3:18 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr had his left arm in a cast following the Week 9 win against the Rams.

He is headed for X-rays. "Hopefully, it’s fine," Barr said. "It feels weird. It feels a little sore." The Vikings lost MLB Audie Cole to a fractured ankle against the Rams and rookie MLB Eric Kendricks was inactive with sore ribs. Minnesota traded LB Gerald Hodges to the 49ers in early October.
Nov 9 - 11:03 AM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (back) is active for Week 9 against the Rams.

He was the only Vikings player in question this week. Inactive for the Vikings are DT Sharrif Floyd, MLB Eric Kendricks, DE Justin Trattou, QB Taylor Heinicke, TE Chase Ford, OL Nick Easton, and OL Jeremiah Sirles.
Nov 8 - 11:40 AM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr will make his preseason debut on Saturday.

Barr has been dealing with various knee-related issues since the final quarter of last season, but is ready to rock. "He’s feeling good," coach Mike Zimmer said. "We’ll get him some plays this week." Barr has the ability to take a major sophomore leap if he can stay on the field.
Aug 18 - 1:22 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr has been dealing with inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee.

Barr is missing practice time, but coach Mike Zimmer isn't concerned. "(We) anticipate he’ll be back here pretty quick," Zimmer said. "Right now we have to get the injury settled down and then start working on conditioning." Barr is fully expected to be ready for Week 1.
Aug 6 - 8:16 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (knee) is "just about" 100 percent, but expects to work in slowly at camp.

Barr had his knee scoped last December, and was sidelined by a different knee ailment in OTAs. With Barr coming off a promising rookie season, the Vikings have little reason to rush him in camp, but he'll be full go well before Week 1.
Jul 25 - 1:45 PM

Vikings second-year SLB Anthony Barr (knee) has resumed practicing at minicamp.

It was his first practice since November. Barr had a knee scope in December but missed OTAs because of a different knee injury. He was limited to individual drills on Tuesday but should be ready to go by training camp. Barr recorded four sacks and two forced fumbles as a rookie last season.
Jun 16 - 2:31 PM

Vikings second-year SLB Anthony Barr is working on his strength and tackling this offseason.

Barr's lack of physicality was one of the knocks against him among the draft community. He went on to lead all 4-3 outside linebackers in missed tackles (22) as a rookie. These are about the only blemishes to Barr's game, as he was solid in run defense and provided edge-rush juice for Minnesota in year one.
Apr 22 - 12:55 PM

Vikings placed rookie LB Anthony Barr (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

LB Josh Kaddu was signed in a corresponding move. The ninth overall pick in last May's draft, Barr was a standout player in his rookie season. He racked up 70 tackles and four sacks across 12 starts, and had perhaps the play of the Vikings' season when he stripped fellow rookie Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the first play of overtime Week 8 and returned the fumble all the way for the game-winning score.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr underwent knee surgery on Friday and is done for the season.

We suspect it's a routine scope, and Barr will be healthy well in advance of the offseason conditioning program. The ninth overall pick in last May's draft, Barr had an excellent rookie season, piling up 70 tackles, four sacks, and two forced fumbles across 12 games. Pro Football Focus gave Barr strong marks for both his pass rush and run defense. Turning 23 in March, Barr has a bright future as a versatile edge presence in Mike Zimmer's defense.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (knee) is inactive for Week 14 against the Jets.

Barr was listed as doubtful, so he was fully expected to be held out. He'll be replaced by Gerald Hodges on the strong side. The rest of the Vikings inactives are OG David Yankey, DE Scott Crichton, OT J'Marcus Webb, CB Jabari Price, FB Zach Line, and LB Brandon Watts.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Vikings rookie SLB Anthony Barr (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 14 against the Jets.

Barr missed every practice this week and is not expected to play. Gerald Hodges will see more snaps with Barr sidelined. Barr had been dealing with a knee issue for several weeks before aggravating the injury Week 13 against the Panthers. Barr reportedly suffered no structural damage, but the Vikings will likely be cautious with their emerging star.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:15:00 AM

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