Anthony Barr will play Saturday against Raiders


Anthony Barr will be back on the field for the first time since Week 13 of last season when the Vikings host the Raiders in a preseason game Saturday night.

The positive news came from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer when he met with the media Tuesday.

Barr was a leading candidate for defensive rookie of the year last season before undergoing season-ending knee surgery in November. Pro Football Talk has the story, with an explanation of how a separate knee issue kept him out of off-season programs. Inflammation in his knee also forced him to miss a week of training camp, 1500 ESPN notes.

He was a disruptive force at outside linebacker and had four sacks before his rookie season ended. The highlight of his first year in the NFL was a forced fumble that he recovered and ran into the end zone for a game-winning overtime touchdown against Tampa Bay.

Per the Pioneer Press, Barr is confident that he's on the right path to healthier days ahead.

“I think I’ll be OK if I can continue on the path I’m on,” Barr said. “I’ve been recovering very well. I’m feeling pretty good, so just keep doing what I’m doing.”

If Barr can stay healthy he could be one of the best players on the defense. NFL.com recently tabbed him No. 3 on a list of 20 players "on the rise."

Next Up

Yia Vang - media photo - crop 2

Union Hmong Kitchen will move into Mpls. food hall

Chef Yia Vang said they're "so excited to settle in and have a home."

ISSAboveYou - Duluth North Shore - Oct 18 2021

Watch: Mille Lacs, Duluth captured in stunning video from ISS

The space station provides a vantage point 260 miles above the Earth's surface.


Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd has canceled his St. Paul show

He's made changes to his 2022 tour that involves scrapping his Xcel Energy Center gig.

Pixabay - police lights, tape

Man released from custody after admitting to fatal shooting in ND

Authorities said there is no threat to the public.


MN water tower in the running for Tank of the Year

It was the only water tank to receive more than 5,000 votes.

first snow

Any sign of snow in the forecast for Minnesota?

The stars could align for some flurries in northern Minnesota this week, but that's about it.

Flickr - 14 year old vaccine shot - Navy Medicine

Walz announces $200 reward for kids 12-17 who get COVID shots

Those ages have the lowest vaccination rates among all eligible age groups.