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Anthony Barr | Linebacker | #55

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIN
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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. Jul 29 - 5:50 PM

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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.
May 1 - 3:11 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

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.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 02:40:00 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.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 03:18:00 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.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 11:03:00 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.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:40:00 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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 01:22:00 PM

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