Anthony Barr says he’s playing on Thursday

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The Vikings have not had linebacker Anthony Barr in the lineup very often over the last two seasons, but he said he’ll be there against the Steelers on Thursday.

Barr missed Sunday’s loss to the Lions with a hamstring injury and told reporters on Tuesday that he will play this week. Barr missed five games with knee injuries earlier in the season and he missed the final 14 games of last season with a pectoral injury, so he’s played in just 8 of the team’s last 28 games.

“It sucks, to put it simply,” Barr said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I feel like I was playing pretty good up until I tweaked [the hamstring] against the 49ers. So it’s one of those things where I have to figure out how to stay healthy and get back on the field.”

Barr was listed as limited on Monday’s estimated practice report. He has 32 tackles, a half-sack, an interception, and a fumble recovery in his six appearances this season.

17 responses to “Anthony Barr says he’s playing on Thursday

  1. Anthony Barr says he’s playing on Thursday”-Yea, so, I’m waiting for a new head coach, a new defensive coordinator, a new defensive line coach, a new offensive line coach, a new secondary coach and a new offensive coordinator-then I’ll tune in!

  2. Anthony “the Beast” Barr is coming back and he’s coming for you Pittsburgh!! One of the most dominant linebackers of his generation, and widely recognized as the best at his position! Pittsburgh will now be faced with not only having to prepare for the most explosive offense in the game, but also trying to figure out how to crack the nut that is the top defense in the league, suddenly made even more ferocious with the return of Peterson and Barr!! It’s going to be a loooooooooong night for Pittsburgh!! US Bank Stadium will be rocking!!!

  3. The last piece of the puzzle is in place. Super bowl . . . coming right up. NFL’s best at every single position. Can’t be stopped.

  4. I’m glad Ari feels secure enough to come out and join us after Sunday’s humiliation.

  5. My Bucs won on Sunday? Did they not? You know the bucs who humiliated the packers last year! Won the super bowl.

  6. C’mon Ari, it wasn’t that long ago you professed to be a Pats fan. Now it’s the Bucs. Be brave . . . stand up for our Vikings.

  7. ariani1985 says:
    December 7, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    My Bucs won on Sunday? Did they not? You know the bucs who humiliated the packers last year! Won the super bowl.

    Yeah, it doesn’t surprise me one bit that you’d flee that sinking ship.
    Most do. 🐀
    I suspect you’ll be joined by a few more before too long. 😉

  8. Bucs > Packers

    Remember the score? I sure do!
    Notice that we are busy winning championships and you team is not?

  9. Just think arini1985 it will be at least 3 to 4 years for your team to be relevant again with a new gm, coach.

  10. Uhmmm the Patriots are doing great and the Bucs are tooled great. Notice that the packers have a great Quarterback and nothing else to work with? Thanks for trying! 👌

  11. Ohhh i root for the Vikings against the hapless packer team but the Vikings have won 4 straight games and the packers are an easy victory.

  12. Looking at 2019, 2020, and so far this season . . . that statement about the 4 straight games just doesn’t stand up. ???

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