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Anthony Barr | Linebacker | #55

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIN
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Vikings contract-year SLB Anthony Barr isn't participating in voluntary OTAs.
The No. 9 overall pick of the 2014 draft has one year left on his rookie deal that is set to pay him over $12.3 million this year. The Vikings would be wise to extend him and knock down that exorbitant cap number, but Barr plays a position that is expendable in today's league. He's not a dominant edge rusher -- as evidenced by his 10.5 sacks through four seasons -- and isn't a back-end cover man. It's possible the Vikings simply let him play out the final year. May 23 - 2:43 PM

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Contract-year SLB Anthony Barr hopes to sign an extension with the Vikings.

"Yeah, I love it here,’’ Barr said Tuesday. "I really love this team. I love the city. I could see myself being here for the future." The No. 9 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Barr has proven to be more of a snap hog than anything else. He is not a play-maker. The Vikes will be looking for a team-friendly deal.
Jan 30 - 4:30 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (questionable, hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers.

As is Xavier Rhodes (hip) while Sam Bradford (knee) remains a game-time decision. Barr didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday but put in a limited session to end the week. He registered eight tackles over 62 snaps in last week's opener.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 08:39:00 AM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (hamstring) is questionable for Week 2 against the Steelers.

Barr was absent from practice on both Wednesday and Thursday but returned to a limited session on Friday. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed he'll be out there for Week 2.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 03:15:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday.

He didn't miss a snap in Monday's opener, so maybe he's just getting a breather. Barr struggled last year, earning PFF's No. 29 grade out of 31 qualifiers at 4-3 outside linebacker.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 06:22:00 PM

The Vikings are "trying to get an extension done" with SLB Anthony Barr.

Barr is under team control through 2018 after his fifth-year option was picked up. He's coming off a down season, but is a building block for Mike Zimmer's aggressive 4-3 scheme. The Vikings are also exploring an extension for NT Linval Joseph.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Vikings exercised SLB Anthony Barr's fifth-year team option for 2018.

The No. 9 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Barr appeared to break out in 2015 before taking a major step backward last season. Asked which areas Barr needed to improve in last December, coach Mike Zimmer replied "all." The option is guaranteed for injury only. Barr could still be sent packing next offseason.
Mon, May 1, 2017 03:11:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer replied "All" when asked Monday areas in which SLB Anthony Barr needs improvement.

After a breakout 2015 campaign, Barr has taken a step back as a third-year pro, most noticeably struggling in pass coverage. Barr has also contributed little as a pass rusher. Barr is signed through 2017 with a club option for 2018.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 03:38:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (groin) is probable for Week 16 against the Giants.

He's sat out the last two games with a groin injury but has practiced on a limited basis this week. Chad Greenway and Edmond Robinson split time at strong side linebacker during his absence.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (groin) has been ruled out for Week 15.

Minnesota will also be without FS Harrison Smith (hamstring), while NT Linval Joseph (foot) is questionable. The Vikings played above-average defense early in the season. They are a matchup to fear no longer.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr (groin) is expected to miss Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

Fill-in Chad Greenway told the media on Tuesday he expects to wear the defense's sideline communication helmet, a pretty clear indication Barr will sit. Barr's presence was sorely missed against the Seahawks after he went down in Sunday's loss. Barr's absence upgrades Cardinals RB David Johnson's matchup significantly.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr was forced from Minnesota's Week 13 game against the Seahawks after aggravating his groin injury.

Barr went down early in the first quarter, and remained sidelined after halftime. Chad Greenway is filling in. Barr could be dealing with a multi-week injury.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 02:51:00 PM

Vikings SLB Anthony Barr confirms he's been playing through a broken hand.

However, Barr says he's "all better now." Barr has yet to miss a game, and was a force in Sunday's victory over the Falcons.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:55:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 01:13:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 04:05:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
DE1Everson Griffen
2Danielle Hunter
3Brian Robison
4Stephen Weatherly
5Ade Aruna
DT1Linval Joseph
2Sheldon Richardson
3Jaleel Johnson
4Jalyn Holmes
5Dylan Bradley
6David Parry
MLB1Eric Kendricks
2Kentrell Brothers
3Devante Downs
WLB1Ben Gedeon
2Shaan Washington
3Reshard Cliett
SLB1Anthony Barr
2Antwione Williams
3Eric Wilson
CB1Xavier Rhodes
2Trae Waynes
3Mike Hughes
4Mackensie Alexander
5Terence Newman
FS1Andrew Sendejo
2Anthony Harris
SS1Harrison Smith
2Jayron Kearse
3Jack Tocho
P1Ryan Quigley