During Sunday’s contest in Indianapolis, Minnesota lost starting linebacker, Anthony Barr. For a team, already reeling with defensive injuries, this was a huge blow.
Barr has been invaluable to the Vikings over his seven year career as he has not missed more than four games in any season. But, that will change this year after he left in the first half of the week two game with a pectoral injury. He now joins two other starters on the IR, Danielle Hunter and Pat Elflein.
However, the Vikes may have found someone to help carry the defense going into week three against the Titans. Former Bronco, Todd Davis, has reportedly visited with the team, and he is more than likely the man who will replace Barr on the defense.
Davis led the Broncos in tackles in three of the last four years (134 last season). He'll help replace Anthony Barr.
— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) September 22, 2020
Davis is expected to sign with the Vikings this week after going through COVID-19 protocols, and he will provide a huge boost to the struggling defense that has allowed 71 points through the first two weeks of the season.
As a Bronco, Davis was a leader on a stout defense for the past four years, leading the team in tackles during three of them. He racked up 470 total tackles with Denver in his six years there.