Anthony Barr on track to play on Sunday night vs. the Packers

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Anthony Barr
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Anthony Barr /

The Minnesota Vikings linebacker has missed the team’s last three games due to a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play in Week 12.

It has been an interesting year for Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. The Vikings 2014 first-round pick began the regular season getting embarrassed by Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen and then recently, he has missed a few games due to a hamstring injury.

Currently in the last year of his contract after Minnesota decided to not offer him an extension this past offseason, it’s possible that Barr’s time with the Vikings could be ending after 2018.

This week, the Minnesota linebacker appears to be getting ready to return to the field for the first time since the team’s Week 7 win over the New York Jets.

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The Vikings released their first injury report of the week on Wednesday and Barr was listed as a full participant. One would expect that this is a good indication of the linebacker being on the field for Minnesota’s divisional showdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

In seven games for the Vikings this season, Barr has 29 tackles, two pass breakups, one forced fumble, and zero sacks. During his absence, backup linebacker Eric Wilson did a nice job filling in on Minnesota’s defense.

Among the other notable names on the Vikings’ first injury report this week were safety Andrew Sendejo (groin), linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion), tight end David Morgan (knee), and defensive end Stephen Weatherly (shoulder). None of these four players took part in practice on Wednesday.

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The status of these guys will have to monitored for the rest of the week, but it’s at least looking like Barr will be back on the field this Sunday to play against his buddy Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.