Vikings LB Anthony Barr Placed On COVID-19 List

     

According to Ian Rapoport, the Vikings have placed LB Anthony Barr on the COVID-19 list. 

Anthony Barr

The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.

Barr, 28, was taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year $12,743,500 rookie contract and made a base salary of $2,157,750 for the 2017 season.

The Vikings elected to pick up his Barr’s fifth-year option, which paid him around $12.306 million for the 2018 season. He entered unrestricted free agency in 2019 and, after initially committing to the Jets, returned to the Vikings on a five-year, $67.5 million deal.

In 2019, Barr appeared in 14 games for the Vikings and recorded 79 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, one recovery, one interception, one safety and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 56 linebacker out of 89 qualifying players.

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