Outside linebacker Anthony Barr is back on the practice field, and the Vikings hope to have the 2014 first-round pick back in action for the rest of the preseason.
Barr had four sacks last year before having season-ending knee surgery in November. A separate knee issue kept him out for much of the spring, and he’s missed the team’s first two preseason games.
“He’s feeling good,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “We should get him some reps this week (vs. Oakland).”
The Vikings lost starting right tackle Phil Loadholt to a torn Achilles tendon two plays into last weekend’s preseason game. Running back Adrian Peterson’s return to action likely won’t come until the Sept. 13 season opener.