The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday got some good news on the injury front. Starting linebacker Anthony Barr returned to practice. Barr, who had missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, practiced in a limited fashion.
Barr did not participate in Wednesday’s practice session. He worked one-on-one with a trainer off to the side of team activities yesterday.
Anthony Barr is back at Vikings practice. David Morgan and Andrew Sendejo remain absent. Former linebacker Chad Greenway is here chatting with Mike Zimmer while the team stretched. pic.twitter.com/ucGoAI6Cg7
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) November 15, 2018
On the season, Barr has 29 combined tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 passes defended and a forced fumble in seven starts. According to Pro Football Focus, Barr has the 4th-highest grade (81.6) among linebackers in terms of defending the run. He’s the 28th-rated linebacker overall (68.1), ranking 62nd against the pass (51.8).
Barr, who had his fifth-year option picked up by the Vikings, is in the last year of his contract. The 9th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is due to make $12.306 million this season.