Vikings place Anthony Barr on COVID-19 list

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The Vikings placed linebacker Anthony Barr on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

He was one of 15 players around the league added to the list Thursday.

Minnesota already have defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, linebacker Cameron Smith, offensive tackle Oli Udoh, receiver Justin Jefferson, offensive tackle Blake Brandel, safety Brian Cole II and offensive lineman Tyler Higby on the list.

The NFL’s new reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person. If a player falls into either of these categories, his club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and that player is not counted on the active roster.

Teams are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than referring to roster status.

Barr, 28, is entering his seventh season with the Vikings. He has missed five games with injury the past two seasons.

12 responses to “Vikings place Anthony Barr on COVID-19 list

  1. This is just the beginning when training camp hasn’t even begun yet. Wait until the season starts.

  2. aypeeswhippingstick, still mad that Barr’s LEGAL hit started Rodgers’s rapid decline?

  3. Was hopeful for football this year. But starting to think it will be better for everyone to just cancel the season this year.

  4. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    July 31, 2020 at 8:32 am
    The lights are too bright for you, get off the field.
    _________

    Oh, that line still makes me laugh. 😂
    Best part of that 2nd game last season.
    It’s so funny, it should be on a t-shirt……..Oh wait, it is!

  5. merde4brains says:
    July 31, 2020 at 9:58 am
    aypeeswhippingstick, still mad that Barr’s LEGAL hit started Rodgers’s rapid decline?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It was late, intentional, designed to injure, not legal anymore, and for good reason. It makes sense. In the absence of winning, Viking Fan loves a good reason to pick an unnecessary fight. This tells you the kind of tribe we’re dealing with:

    “Minneapolis Star Tribune depicts injury to Aaron Rodgers among its highlights of the decade.”

  6. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    July 31, 2020 at 8:32 am
    The lights are too bright for you, get off the field.
    ~~~~~~
    Classic Barr rhetoric, and then proceeded to get mowed over for 154 yards and a couple of touchdowns. That was quite comical.

  7. merde4brains says:
    July 31, 2020 at 9:58 am
    aypeeswhippingstick, still mad that Barr’s LEGAL hit started Rodgers’s rapid decline?
    ___
    Packer fans will forever be triggered by Barr. He is their boogieman.

  8. flviking says:
    August 2, 2020 at 6:15 pm
    Kleenex Tissue stock rises in Wisconsin with every story that mentions Barr.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ……to stuff our ears to keep from hearing about The Viking Hero Barr after Viking Fan brings it up every ten minutes. After all…..injuring Rodgers is one of the most important Minnesota sports moments in a decade. Think about that.

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