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    Getty Images Harrison Smith, Brian Robison and Anthony Barr celebrate a fumble recovery during a 2015 game. The Denver Broncos were in a battle for a free agent Pro Bowl defender, but it wasn’t meant to be. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Dallas Cowboys signed eight-year veteran linebacker Anthony Barr to a one-year contract. #Cowboys are signing former #Vikings LB Anthony Barr, source says. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 3, 2022 NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted that Barr was down to sign with two teams, and the Broncos lost out to “America’s Team”. It was the #Cowboys or the #Broncos for Barr. In the end, Dallas gets it done. https://t.co/oiiZNWHfbG — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2022 It’s interesting to hear the Broncos’ interest in Barr. Denver re-signed Josey Jewell and has depth pieces in Jonas Griffith and new addition Alex Singleton. There have been signs that the Broncos could want even more depth at inside linebacker. The Broncos hosted a visit to linebacker Joe Schobert on July 30. And now, the Barr interest. Denver general...
    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday. The 32-year-old Barr was a first-round pick by Minnesota in 2014 and has played his entire eight-year career with the Vikings. He was a Pro Bowler every year from 2015-18 and had a career-high three interceptions along with 2 1/2 sacks and 72 tackles last season. Barr will join a linebacker group led by AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons and 2018 Pro Bowler Leighton Vander Esch. Dallas opened a roster spot by waiving rookie linebacker Aaron Hansford. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Dallas Cowboys just added veteran ex-Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr to give their defense a boost with training camp underway. Cowboys fans have good reason to be excited about their linebacker corps this year with Micah Parsons and Leighton Vander Esch leading the way. Now they have a third player to pin their hopes on: Anthony Barr. The veteran linebacker finally signed with Dallas on Wednesday after months of speculation around him joining the Cowboys. Cowboys bolster defense with Anthony Barr signingBarr has been linked to the Cowboys for a while now. Senior defensive assistant George Edwards was Barr’s defensive coordinator in Minnesota for six years. A four-time Pro Bowler, Barr brings pass rushing skills at outside linebacker but he’s positionally flexible with veteran know-how. Barr missed much of the 2020 season because of a pectoral injury but he made a strong return in 2021 with 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions and five pass breakups. At 30 years old he should have something left in the tank to contribute significantly for the Cowboys this year. He can be a...
    Getty Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after tackling David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Longtime Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr remains a free agent with training camps opening up this week. And despite garnering the interest of the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, Dallas appears to be out on signing him, Dallas News beat reporter Calvin Watkins reported on July 25. “Cowboys have had a summer long interest in FA Anthony Barr but multiple sources said no plans to sign him at this stage,” Watkins tweeted. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Cowboys have had a summer long interest in FA Anthony Barr but multiple sources said no plans to sign him at this stage. @dmn_cowboys — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 25, 2022 The Cowboys are one of the least cap-constrained teams in the league, boasting the...
    Getty Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones looks on during an NFL game. After weeks of free agency links between the Dallas Cowboys and a former Minnesota Vikings star, it appears Dallas is changing course. Dallas Morning News reporter Calvin Watkins got the Cowboys world buzzing on July 25 when he Tweeted that the team is not pursuing former Vikings LB Anthony Barr. Watkins confirms that Dallas did have interest, but isn’t going to sign him at the current juncture. “Cowboys have had a summer long interest in FA Anthony Barr but multiple sources said no plans to sign him at this stage. @dmn_cowboys,” Watkins posted on Twitter. Cowboys have had a summer long interest in FA Anthony Barr but multiple sources said no plans to sign him at this stage. @dmn_cowboys — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 25, 2022 The need to add to linebacker and wide receiver groups has been a talking point for the Cowboys since the league year began. Dallas has made additions like recent free agency signing LB Malik Jefferson, but they never added a...
    Getty Anthony Barr pictured with mother Lori Barr at the 2022 NFL Honors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently added Kyle Rudolph but the team may not be finished adding former Pro Bowlers. ESPN’s Jenna Laine predicts that the Bucs will sign an outside linebacker prior to Week 1. Anthony Barr and Ryan Kerrigan, both four-time Pro Bowlers, are among the “intriguing names” the Bucs could look at during training camp. “The Bucs will sign an outside linebacker before the start of the regular season,” Laine wrote on July 25, 2022. “The Bucs still have Pro Bowler Shaq Barrett. While Joe Tryon-Shoyinka takes over for Jason Pierre-Paul, who remains unsigned, and Anthony Nelson will serve in a rotational capacity. But beyond those three, they’re thin and unproven with Cam Gill being the only other player having regular-season game experience. “The list of quarterbacks they’ll face this season is downright absurd. Carl Nassib, Anthony Barr and Ryan Kerrigan are among some intriguing names still available.” ALL the latest Bucs news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on...
    Getty Anthony Barr has garnered interest from the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders, KSTP's Darren Wolfson reported on July 20, 2022. Longtime Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr could be trading in his North Star for the Lone Star. The four-time Pro Bowler remains unsigned after his contract with the Vikings expired in January. However, he’s been training this offseason under the expectation that he’ll be on an NFL roster come training camp next week — and he’s garnering interest with a familiar NFC rival. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘Keep an Eye on the Dallas Cowboys’ Play Minnesota Vikings scoops: Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Barr and moreMinnesota Vikings scoops on Kyle Rudolph’s potential return to the Vikings, Irv Smith Jr’s status, Anthony Barr and more; Minnesota Timberwolves scoops on Rudy Gobert and more; Plus the latest scoops on Minnesota Twins trade deadline rumors. Subscribe to our channel to the most entertaining Minnesota sports talk! Mackey & Judd on Apple: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mackey-judd-on-skor-north-a-minnesota-sports-podcast/id583938622 Mackey…2022-07-19T14:39:23Z Appearing on the...
    The Dallas Cowboys reportedly have some competition for former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. The Dallas Cowboys have had some high-profile departures this offseason, specifically wide receiver Amari Cooper, right tackle La’el Collins, and edge rusher Randy Gregory. That is mostly due to the team’s cap crunch. But throughout the offseason, they have been linked to a multi-time Pro Bowl linebacker in Anthony Barr. Yet, they have competition. According to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson, the Cowboys are interested in Barr, but the Washington Commanders have “kicked the tires” on potentially signing the former Minnesota Vikings linebacker.Cowboys have competition for Anthony Barr in rival CommandersLosing a free agent to another team is one thing. But losing a player who you were interested in to a division rival? That has to raise the urgency of the Cowboys front office, no? The Commanders made it to the playoffs two years ago thanks in part to a defense that helped carry the team into an NFC East title. That team allowed an average of 304.6 yards of total offense per game, the second-lowest in the...
    Getty Anthony Barr pictured with mother Lori Barr at the 2022 NFL Honors. The Dallas Cowboys continue to be linked to Minnesota Vikings free-agent defender Anthony Barr. This time it is ESPN’s Matt Bowen pointing to the Cowboys as the best landing spot for the 6’5″, 257-pound linebacker. “There is a premium on second-level players with sub-package traits in Dan Quinn’s defensive system,” Bowen explained on June 2, 2022. “The Cowboys played a league-low 11 snaps of base defense in 2021. Enter Barr, who has the three-down ability to drop in coverage, pressure the QB and/or track the ball in the run game. “While I don’t see high-level impact ability with Barr at this stage of his career, he can be schemed-up in Quinn’s defense as a blitzer, and we know he has the ability to match/carry underneath in coverage. Barr picked off three passes last season in Minnesota.” ALL the latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cowboys! Cowboys Have ‘Definite Interest’ in Barr:...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Antavia Paredes-Bealieu is a single mother graduating from Metro State University this month. Her next step is attending the University of Minnesota to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry after receiving a prestigious 3M Fellowship. READ MORE: Rick Spielman's Best And Worst Draft Picks As Vikings GMAs a mother to a 10-year-old, full time student, and part-time employee, Paredes-Bealieu needed a hand. She earned a scholarship designed with the specific needs of a single mother in mind. She described it saying, “you are able to use it for childcare you are able to use it buy your groceries you are able to use it to buy cough medicine if you need it for your kid.” That insight comes from a ferocious hitting NFL linebacker and his mother who know exactly what life is like for students like Paredes-Bealieu. Together, they founded an organization with a perfect catchy name. “Raise the Barr was inspired by our own experiences, me becoming a young single mom at the age of 19 and having to figure out our lives and how I was...
    The Dallas Cowboys reportedly have interest in linebacker Anthony Barr, but only if the price is right. The Dallas Cowboys were no strangers to the linebacker market this offseason. In fact, they were both linked to Von Miller and Bobby Wagner this offseason, but they signed with the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams, respectively. Following the NFL Draft, they are now linked to another linebacker. According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys are interested in free agent and former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr if the price is right. Free agent linebacker Anthony Barr is a free agent option for the Cowboys, if the price right, per source.There definite interest there. — Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 14, 2022 Cowboys reportedly interested in Anthony Barr if price is right Barr had been with the Vikings for the entirety of his career after they selected him with the ninth-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Of course, there was that time where he was about to leave for the New York Jets in free agency,...
    Getty Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after tackling David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) This offseason may mark the end of an era for the Minnesota Vikings and their defense. General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell represent a new power structure in Minneapolis, which could mean the end of some familiar faces as they attempt to build the franchise in their own collective image. ESPN’s Derrik Klassen on Friday, March 4 proposed one such “bold move” in the form of moving on from four-time Pro-Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr when the NFL’s free agency period officially opens later this month. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians A healthy Barr is still a good player. If the Vikings were running it back for another season with [former head coach] Mike Zimmer and his staff, it would make sense to keep...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. On Tuesday, the team announced the nomination, calling the award the league’s most prestigious honor. The award honors “excellence on the field,” but also outstanding community service off the field. READ MORE: Good Question: How Do They Make It Snow Inside U.S. Bank Stadium?“Anthony consistently represents the best of the Minnesota Vikings within the community,” Vikings Owner and President Mark Wilf said. “His leadership on the team’s social justice committee, his commitment to organizations like the Jeremiah Program and his investment of time and resources through his Raise the Barr Foundation is inspiring. We are proud to recognize his efforts and name Anthony as our 2021 nominee for this impressive honor.” (credit: Minnesota Vikings) READ MORE: Vikings' Hopes For Playoff Spot Dwindling After Loss To Lions: 'This One Is Going To Bother Me For Years'The team says Barr made an immediate impact as a leader in the Twin Cities community since entering the league...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings, putting the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker back in action after an 18-game absence and giving a lagging defense a valued asset. Barr was sidelined by a balky knee early in training camp. His mind suffered along with his body. READ MORE: Firefighters Working To Extinguish Wildfire In Northern Minnesota's Itasca State Park“It’s been difficult. Mental health is a real thing,” Barr said. “I’ve had my down days, but fortunately I have a great support system with my family and friends. I think I’m realizing there’s a lot more to life than football. It’s been my life since I was 9 years old, so not having that part of it was tough. I promise you nobody wants to play more than me. It’s all I want to do. So, I’m just happy to be at a point where I can finally do that again.” What made the wait more excruciating was the fact he tore a pectoral muscle in the second game of last season and hasn’t...
    Prince Philip: The Royals Sweetest (and Silliest!) Memories of a Man Who Was Unapologetically Himself 5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 9/22/21 Vikings running back Dalvin Cook got dinged a couple of times in last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and he took it easy in practice on Wednesday as a result. © Provided by NBC Sports Cook was listed as a limited participant with an ankle injury, although he said that he actually suffered a couple of different injuries in the loss. More significanly, Cook said he’s good to go ahead of the team’s Week Three game against the Seahawks. “The first one, I just had a stinger. It was kind of unusual,” Cook said, via the team’s website. “I’ve been playing football since I was 4, and that was my first stinger. It was kind of different for me. And then when I went down later, it was [my] ankle. So it was two different things, but I’m good.” The group of limited participants in Vikings practice also included linebacker Anthony Barr (knee)...
    Getty Bleacher Report linked Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller as a possible trade candidate to the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hasn’t practiced in three weeks and appears destined for an injured reserve designation by Week 1 of the regular season. Pressure is on coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman to produce to make the postseason and missing the lynchpin of the defensive front is not how the team would like to start their season. Bleacher Report recently named a pair of outside linebackers who could step into Barr’s role if he does miss extended time this season with an injury that has yet to be publicly disclosed. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Vikings Linked to Von MillerBleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon listed a trade each NFL team should make before the start of the season and found the Vikings in need of an edge rusher. Originally assessing the team before the signing of Everson Griffen, Gagnon still had...
    Getty Anthony Barr is dealing with an undisclosed injury that could leave him out of action for the Vikings' season opener. Minnesota Vikings c0-defensive coordinator Adam Zimmer sprinkled more breadcrumbs on a path all-too-familiar for Vikings fans. After watching Danielle Hunter’s 2020 season availability spiral from a “small tweak” in training camp to season-ending neck surgery, the Vikings have played a similar wait-and-see approach with four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr hasn’t practiced in nearly three weeks. Initially out on a veteran day, the situation has unrolled slowly. Coach Mike Zimmer revealed that Barr is “dealing with something” on Aug. 17, 10 days after Barr’s last practice. Since then, rumors have spread that Barr is dealing with a groin injury, and Adam Zimmer came clean Tuesday to local Vikings media about Barr’s chances of playing in the season opener. “I’m not sure, today I can’t tell you if he’s going to be ready Week 1 or not,” Adam Zimmer said. “He’s doing everything he can rehab-wise to get back in there. Hopefully we have him Week 1....
    Getty Anthony Barr has been injured for the almost the entire month of August entering the regular season. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been absent from the playing and practice fields since Aug. 6, and coach Mike Zimmer has played coy with updates on Barr throughout the preseason. “(Barr’s) got something he’s dealing with,” Zimmer said in an Aug. 17 press conference, 10 days after Barr first went missing at practice. But another week gone and no further steps taken by Barr, his status has become a cause for concern and is reminiscent of Danielle Hunter’s “small tweak” a year ago. “He’s not a concern as a football player,” Zimmer said Saturday after the Vikings’ 12-10 preseason loss to the Indianapolis Colts. “He’s a concern maybe a little bit with his health. So we’re taking that with real kid gloves, but we miss him out there. We can do so many different things with him that allows the rest of the guys — and plus, he does a great job communicating to everybody. We’re just being cautious...
    Getty Anthony Barr hosted the fifth annual Raise the Barr fundraiser to help single-parent students this summer. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr remembers watching his mother, Lori, come home late at night, rubbing her feet after a long day. Waking up at 6 a.m. and returning home after midnight routinely, Lori, a single mother, worked as a teacher’s aid and waiting tables while putting herself through college. Those long days are what led Anthony to Minnesota. After getting her degree and securing a salary job, Lori enrolled Anthony in a prep school in Los Angeles where he focused on academics and sports, earning a football scholarship to UCLA before becoming the ninth overall pick by the Vikings in 2014. Understanding the hard work it took as a single parent to get a college degree, Lori and Anthony co-founded the Raise the Barr Foundation to help other single parents continue their education and attain a higher quality of life in both Los Angeles and the Twin Cities. Putting in some legwork away from the turf, Anthony walked the runway...
    Halle Bailey Wraps Filming Disneys The Little Mermaid: We Have Finally Made It Best and Worst States for Pensions Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is a four-time Pro Bowler who missed the majority of the 2020 NFL season after he went down to a torn pectoral muscle in the campaign's second game last September. As a result, the 29-year-old was unable to contribute during what became a disappointing 7-9 season, but he told Fox 9 sports director Jim Rich on Sunday night that he believes the Vikings have the goods to make a run past January.  © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Barr believes the Vikings will grab the Vince Lombardi trophy this season. "I really do believe that we have a Super Bowl-winning team this year," Barr said. "Obviously there’s a lot of steps to get to that point, and I’ve been through good seasons and bad seasons with this team. But every time we’ve had a tough year, we’ve always bounced back. I really feel like this year is going to be special."  As Nick Shook wrote...
    Getty Anthony Barr broke his silence on the decision to take a pay cut and stay with the Vikings this season. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr was caught in the crosswinds of the business of the NFL. Barr, the third-longest tenured player on the Vikings roster, was among several veteran players whose contracts were on the chopping block this past offseason. Minnesota cut Riley Reiff and Kyle Rudolph, who were unwilling to take pay cuts for their prospective roles on the team moving forward. Barr went a different route. With three years left on his deal, the four-time Pro Bowler agreed to restructure his contract to a one-year, $10 million deal that saved the Vikings over $6 million in cap space for the 2021 season, per the Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling. The 29-year-old linebacker spoke on his decision to restructure, which bears a stark resemblance to his decision to return to Minnesota after verbally signing with the New York Jets three years ago. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here!...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings initiated an aggressive makeover of their defense this year, following a collapse so severe it triggered a December declaration from veteran coach Mike Zimmer that the group was the worst he’s ever had. One of the enhancements for 2021 is a player who never left: four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Anthony Barr. READ MORE: Miguel Sanós 3-Run Homer Leads Twins To 3-2 Win Over Orioles He’s back from a torn pectoral muscle that ended his 2020 season in the second game, and his presence on the field ought to be as vital as any of the newcomers. “I was able to reflect and realize I’m very blessed and still very fortunate to be in this situation that I am and to take advantage of the time because it is precious and it is fleeting,” Barr said Wednesday. Only safety Harrison Smith and wide receiver Adam Thielen have been with the Vikings longer than Barr, the first draft pick of the Zimmer era that started in 2014. His impact over seven seasons has not...
    Getty The Vikings signed former Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil on Wednesday. On the first day of free agency, the Minnesota Vikings made their signing of former Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Nick Vigil official. Vigil signed a one-year contract Wednesday that could be worth up to $2.29 million if he hits all $550,000 of his incentives, per Pioneer Press reporter Chris Tomasson. And with that, likely are content to move forward this season without starting linebacker Eric Wilson after restructuring Anthony Barr’s contract this offseason. ALL the latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Wilson’s 2020 Performance Was Beyond What the Vikings Could Pay Him GettyThe Vikings are reportedly unlikely to re-sign linebacker Eric Wilson. Undrafted in 2017, Wilson worked his way as a special teams star before getting the full-time starting job after Anthony Barr’s torn pectoral injury knocked Barr out of the season in Week 2. Wilson flourished in the final year of his contract with the Vikings. Wilson, who started...
    After restructuring his contract, Minnesota Vikings might have opened the door to trade Anthony Barr. As the Minnesota Vikings figured out how to get under the salary cap, linebacker Anthony Barr stood out as a possible surprise cut. His apparent resistance to having his contract restructured reinforced the idea he could be let go. But the Vikings have gotten their way. Reports of a revised contract for Barr first surfaced on Sunday. On Monday morning, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the details. The #Vikings are finalizing a revised contract with LB Anthony Barr, who will now make $10 million in 2021 — a fully guaranteed $9.4M salary, plus $500K in per-game roster bonuses and a $100K workout bonus — instead of $12.9M and can become a free agent next March, per source. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021 Barr can earn back $500K if he makes the Pro Bowl, and the last two years of his old contract now void. Minnesota gets needed cash and cap relief, while Barr — who turns 29 on Thursday — gets back...
    Getty Anthony Barr and the Vikings are negotiating a single-year contract for the four-time Pro Bowler. Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr was reportedly “anti-any sort of a restructure this offseason,” per KSTP’s Darren Wolfson. The report proved to be posturing entering negotiations as both sides reached an agreement on Sunday. “The Minnesota Vikings and LB Anthony Barr are working on a restructured contract that reduces his $12.3M salary but makes him a free agent in 2022, per sources,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported. “This helps Minnesota’s cap while getting Barr — who had three years left on his deal — two years closer to free agency.” The Vikings had already cut two salary-cap heavy veterans in Riley Reiff and Kyle Rudolph this offseason. Minnesota, eager to create cap space with free agency opening this week, was expected to reach an ultimatum with Barr. “The Vikings have consistently made it clear they want to keep Barr in their defense. They still see him as a big matchup problem for offenses, and value his ability to run the huddle...
    Getty Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr may not garner the same value in free agency he once did in 2019. The Minnesota Vikings, less than a week away from the start of free agency, have shown they have intentions of playing the market this offseason. Minnesota released veteran left tackle Riley Reiff, kicker Dan Bailey and restructured punter Britton Colquitt’s contact this week in a series of moves that lifted the Vikings out of a financial hole. The Vikings are roughly $10 million under the salary cap and may not be done cutting costs from the books in 2021. General manager Rick Spielman revealed that more contract restructures could come with a week before many roster guarantees are sealed on March 19. “We’ll look at some restructures, and we don’t want to lose too many guys, but you’ve got to be careful,” Spielman said on KFAN Friday. “I don’t know where the potential salary cap is going to be next year.” A prime candidate whose contact could be on the chopping block is four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony...
    Getty Anthony Barr's future in Minnesota has come into question. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman addressed local media about the 2021 offseason for the first time on Wednesday. Spielman, operating under the expectations of a deflated salary cap, admitted there are going to be more cuts this offseason following the release of Kyle Rudolph. “We’re going to have to be very creative this year,” he said. “We’re going to have to make a lot of tough business decisions. That process is getting started this week and next week.” Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content out of Skol Nation!Spielman Commits to Anthony BarrItem No. 1 on many Vikings fans’ lists is what to do with outside linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr suffered a torn pectoral injury in Week 2 last season, missing the Pro Bowl for a second consecutive year. Barr has seen a statistical decline since re-signing to a five-year $67.5 million contract in 2019 — making him the fifth-highest paid outside linebacker in the league. He carries...
    If the Minnesota Vikings are looking for some salary cap relief, Anthony Barr isn’t the person to ask for help.  Among the many pressing questions the Minnesota Vikings need to answer this offseason, the one about Anthony Barr’s future looms large. Barr will be a $15 million crater in the Vikings books this year, unless he and the team can agree to restructure his contract. According to Darren Wolfson from KSTP in Minneapolis, that’s not something Barr is interested in doing. “I feel confident in saying this, that I hear Anthony Barr is anti-any sort of restructure. He’s got a big [cap] number,” Wolfson said on his podcast. “Could they extend him, is there a way to do that? Maybe. But I am told he is not interested in a restructure.” This isn’t the first time Barr and the Vikings have had some contractual drama. Back in 2019, Barr looked all but certain to leave Minnesota to sign with the New York Jets when he decided in the 11th hour to return to the Vikings. Things got so far down...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings are adding depth to the team’s linebacker roster following a season-ending injury of starting linebacker Anthony Barr. On Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are signing former Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis to a one-year deal, per his source. Davis was a starter the past four seasons in Denver. A good get at this stage for the #Vikings, who just lost Anthony Barr to a season-ending pec injury. https://t.co/i9FIyQH46Z — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 24, 2020 Davis, 28, is a six-year veteran of the NFL and is expected to provide depth after Barr tore his pectoral muscle in Sunday’s loss to the Colts.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings team is adding depth to its linebacker roster following a season-ending injury of starting linebacker Anthony Barr. On Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are signing former Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis to a one-year deal, per his source. Davis was a starter the past four seasons in Denver. A good get at this stage for the #Vikings, who just lost Anthony Barr to a season-ending pec injury. https://t.co/i9FIyQH46Z — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 24, 2020 Davis, 28, is a six-year veteran of the NFL and is expected to provide depth after Barr tore his pectoral muscle in Sunday’s loss to the Colts.
    Getty Todd Davis is in the Twin Cities and preparing to visit the Vikings. The Vikings are close to signing their solution to replace Anthony Barr, who suffered a season-ending pectoral injury last Sunday against the Colts. Todd Davis, a former Broncos linebacker who won a Super Bowl with the team in 2015, is in the Twin Cities area and undergoing coronavirus protocol before his expected workout with the Vikings, per Pioneer Press reporter Chris Tomasson. Inside The Vikings’ Will Ragatz reported he is expected to be signed. He played in 59 of the past 60 games for his former team, starting in all but one of those games since 2016. Davis coming off his best two seasons as a pro, tallying one interception and eight passes defended to go along with 158 total tackles — 12 for a loss — and six quarterback hits. Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content out of Skol Nation!Davis Could Help Solve Run Defense’s WoesDavis went undrafted in 2014 and had...
    The annual Time 100 is out, and this year’s list of most influential people in the world ranges from people at the forefront of the coronavirus fight to acclaimed artists to political leaders around the world. President Donald Trump is on the list, as are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Supreme Court chief Justice John Roberts made the list, in an entry written by Anthony Kennedy that says, “In this era, when other branches of government and institutions in our wider society are insensitive to their own incivility, the Roberts court continues to decide questions central to the nation in a civil, thoughtful, rational, dignified way.” Dr. Anthony Fauci is featured on the list as well. Jimmy Kimmel wrote the entry for Fauci and praised him as the “one person millions of Americans immediately knew we could turn to for guidance.” [email protected] on Anthony Fauci: "He delivers the truth, as difficult as it may be to hear, earnestly and with one goal: to save lives" #TIME100 https://t.co/MD0rZTf5F4 pic.twitter.com/1zrgq6zD0d — TIME (@TIME) September 23, 2020 “Dr. Fauci doesn’t sugarcoat...
    Anthony Barr will not play another snap in 2020. The Minnesota Vikings are not the only 0-2 team in the NFL, but they might be the most disappointing. After giving Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook new contracts in the offseason, their offense has looked pathetic without Stefon Diggs and Kevin Stefanski. The defensive side of the ball has been sliced apart over the first two games, and things are going to get much uglier after this injury update regarding linebacker Anthony Barr. Ian Rapoport has confirmed that Minnesota’s ugly start to the season is about to get even worse, as Barr will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after tearing a pec muscle during their loss against the Indianapolis Colts. This defense is already missing star pass rusher Danielle Hunter. #Vikings LB Anthony Barr has a torn pec and is out for the season. A difficult loss in a tough start to the season. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020 Anthony Barr has been a mainstay of Mike Zimmer’s defense for yearsAfter the Vikings picked Barr ninth overall in...
    Florida’s DeSantis Seeks Tough Penalties for Protesters Prices for These Types of Meat Have Fallen Significantly Vikings four-time Pro Bowl LB Anthony Barr done for season with torn pec Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced Monday the team will place veteran linebacker Anthony Barr on injured reserve. He’s got a torn pec. © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr's season is over. It’s the last thing this Minnesota team, which has looked awful through two games, needed. Since it’s a torn pec, Barr will be done for the season. The ninth overall pick of the 2014 draft, Barr has been with the Vikings his whole career. He’s one of the leaders of the defense and made the Pro Bowl four straight seasons from 2015-18. In his absence, rookie fourth-round pick from Oregon Troy Dye will be counted on to play a more prominent role. Luckily for Barr, he just locked himself into a huge contract last offseason. In March 2019 it was reported he was leaving to sign a deal with the Jets, only for the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced Monday that linebacker Anthony Barr has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday’s game. "Anthony was our first draft pick that we had when we came here and integral part of our defense … its tearing him up inside that he wont be able to play." – Coach Zimmer on @AnthonyBarrs season-ending injury — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 21, 2020 Barr suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Colts in Indianapolis, where the Viking fell short with an 11-28 loss. Zimmer says he’s expecting the injuring to keep Barr out for the rest of the 2020 season.
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. Barr was hurt before halftime of Minnesota’s 28-11 loss Sunday at Indianapolis, and Zimmer said the seventh-year pro would be placed on injured reserve. Barr has not missed more than four games in any of his previous NFL seasons since the Vikings drafted him out of UCLA with the ninth overall pick in 2014. Barr signed a five-year, $67.5 million contract in 2019, but the Vikings aren’t on the hook for much more after this season. Barr has been a vital part of Zimmer’s scheme along with his close friend, fellow linebacker and former college teammate Eric Kendricks. The Vikings (0-2) will now have three starters on injured reserve, with Barr joining defensive end Danielle Hunter and right guard Pat Elflein. Zimmer has said Hunter and Elflein will not require long-term absences, but the Vikings have been especially guarded about their injuries. Hunter was hurt in training camp and has...
    Getty Anthony Barr is out for the rest of the 2020 season. The Vikings continue to buck the “it couldn’t get much worse” notion. Following a historically poor start to the season, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr was placed on injury reserved with a torn pectoral injury he suffered against the Colts that will force him to miss the remainder of the 2020 season, coach Mike Zimmer said in a virtual press conference. Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler, was pegged as a veteran anchor among a linebacker group that has been a lone bright spot on the Vikings defense that has given up the second-most points through two weeks. “Anthony was our first draft pick that we had when we came here and integral part of our defense,” Zimmer said. “It’s tearing him up inside that he won’t be able to play.” Eric Wilson will likely slide into Barr’s role at outside linebacker while rookie Troy Dye will be elevated to starting weakside linebacker alongside Eric Kendricks, a 2019 All-Pro middle linebacker. Check back later for more. Die-hard Vikings...
    Getty Anthony Barr is out for the rest of the 2020 season. It’s become unsafe to say things couldn’t get any worse. Following a historically poor 0-2 start to the season, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr was placed on injury reserved with a torn pectoral injury he suffered against the Colts that will force him to miss the remainder of the 2020 season, coach Mike Zimmer said in a virtual press conference. Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler, was looked at to be an anchor of a linebacker group that has been a lone bright spot on the Vikings defense that has given up the most yards in the NFL through two weeks. Eric Wilson will likely slide into Barr’s role at outside linebacker while rookie Troy Dye will be elevated to starting weakside linebacker. Check back later for more. Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content out of Skol Nation!
    Getty With the addition of Dom Capers, the Vikings have the mannequin on learn how to get Anthony Barr extra concerned. Coming into his sixth NFL season, Anthony Barr has been essentially the most enigmatic piece to the Vikings protection. His breakout rookie season coincided with coach Mike Zimmer’s first yr with the workforce as his protection already started its transformation into one of many league’s prime items. Barr was pro-ready beginning in two video games and totaling 70 tackles, six tackles for loss and added 4 sacks and a fumble-return TD towards the Buccaneers. However since then his numbers have been missing. Barr has but to achieve 4 sacks in a season and has performed three full seasons with one or fewer compelled turnovers. With the addition of defensive assistant Dom Capers, the Vikings are hoping so as to add extra seems to the protection, which may imply Barr changing into extra concerned within the move rush. Because the Packers defensive coordinator, Capers helped flip  Clay Matthews right into a Professional...
    Getty With the addition of Dom Capers, the Vikings have the model on how to get Anthony Barr more involved. Entering his sixth NFL season, Anthony Barr has been the most enigmatic piece to the Vikings defense. His breakout rookie season coincided with coach Mike Zimmer’s first year with the team as his defense already began its transformation into one of the league’s top units. Barr was pro-ready starting in two games and totaling 70 tackles, six tackles for loss and added four sacks and a fumble-return TD against the Buccaneers. But since then his numbers have been lacking. Barr has yet to reach four sacks in a season and has played three full seasons with one or fewer forced turnovers. With the addition of defensive assistant Dom Capers, the Vikings are hoping to add more looks to the defense, which could mean Barr becoming more involved in the pass rush. As the Packers defensive coordinator, Capers helped turn  Clay Matthews into a Pro Bowl pass-rusher — a model for how the Vikings could get Barr more involved....
    Anthony Barr never has been outspoken about issues away from the football field. But the 28-year-old Vikings linebacker figured it was time to change that during the offseason. Soon after George Floyd was killed while in custody of Minneapolis police officers on May 25, the usually low-key Barr joined fellow Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks as one of the more prominent NFL voices for social justice. “I think this is the responsibility that we have not only as citizens but as athletes in the community, especially that the event was so close, hit so close to home for us with the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis,” Barr said Thursday before a training camp practice. “It only felt right to kind of be a little more proactive than I have been. I kind of put pressure on myself and my peers and my family members to do the same.” Five days after Floyd’s death, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put out a statement that read, in part, the “NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country” and that...
    Getty Ben Gedeon was placed on the PUP list on Monday. Amid several roster moves on Monday, the quietest and potentially most detrimental to the Minnesota Vikings season was regarding linebacker Ben Gedeon. Gedeon, who dealt with concussion issues last season, failed his physical and was added to the physically unable to perform list. He cannot practice with the team until he is cleared. When healthy, Gedeon has been one of the team’s best tacklers. Gedeon didn’t miss a tackle last season and only one in 2018, per the Athletic’s Arif Hasan. Gedeon started the 2019 season as a starter. He suffered a concussion against the New York Giants in Week 5 and another against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11, which knocked him out of the season as he was placed on the injured reserve list. Gedeon had five starts in eight games played last season as a weakside linebacker alongside middle linebacker Eric Kendricks and outside linebacker Anthony Barr. While the Vikings often field two linebackers in a growing passing league, Gedeon is the team’s go-to...
    Getty Anthony Barr was the latest Vikings player added to the NFL's COVID-19 reserve list. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr just became the most decorated Vikings player to be added to COVID-19 reserve list. Barr, the team’s only returning captain on defense, is a four-time Pro Bowler and was placed on the list on Thursday. He’s the eighth member of the Vikings to be placed on the list since Monday. The #Vikings have placed LB Anthony Barr on Reserve/COVID-19. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 30, 2020 The COVID-19 reserve list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been quarantined after they were in close contact with an infected party, per a statement the Vikings issued. Vikings Infection Control Officer and lead trainer Eric Sugarman tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend after 40 or more players had visited the team’s practice facilities this past week in Eagan, Minn. Barr is the third projected starter to be placed on the list, following the announcement that defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo was added on Wednesday...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been quite a week for Vikings players being added to the new roster of players on reserve due to COVID-19 concerns, and on Thursday another big name was added to that list. The Vikings reported that linebacker Anthony Barr is currently on the reserve/COVID-19 roster. Barr was a first-round draft pick for the Vikings in the 2014 draft. He’s been with the team ever since. On Wednesday, the Vikings added defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, linebacker Cameron Smith and offensive tackle Oli Udoh to the roster. And on Tuesday, they announced four players were on that list, including Justin Jefferson, the 22nd overall pick in this year’s draft. “This new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list,” the team reported on Thursday. “Clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine...
    Linebacker Anthony Barr became on Thursday the most notable Vikings players to have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Barr, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a team captain, became the eighth Minnesota player to be put on the list. This reserve list category was created for players who either test positive for coronavirus or have been been placed in quarantine for having been in contact with an infected person. NFL teams will not designate what category any player is in. Barr is the third projected starter to be placed on the list, following rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson and defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo. Others to have been put on it are tackle Oli Udoh, linebacker Cameron Smith, rookie tackle Blake Brandel, rookie safety Brian Cole III and tackle Tyler Higby, who had been signed as an undrafted free agent. Vikings rookies reported for training camp at the TCO Performance Center on July 23 and veterans reported on Tuesday. Testing is being done daily. Rookies who had two negative coronavirus tests have been allowed into the practice facility. Veterans need...
    Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks tweeted out a thread, later shared on teammate Anthony Barr’s Twitter account, on Tuesday afternoon that served two purposes. One was to let people know the team has “opened a dialogue” with players and that all involved are working toward solutions in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officers. They asked for suggestions on how to support the city. “Our team doesn’t just want to donate — we want to work with local organizations and get out there to help facilitate change,” Kendricks tweeted. That has long been the aim of players like Kendricks, who serves in a leadership role on the Vikings’ social justice committee. He also works with the Sheridan Story to battle childhood hunger in Minnesota. If there’s something to be done to help those in need, Kendricks will do it. “But we want answers at the league level,” he tweeted Tuesday. “That’s where change can happen, and we’ve seen none. Because right now, it seems like nothing. And nothing is unacceptable.” ...
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