Ahead of Sunday night's pivotal game against division rival Green Bay, the Minnesota Vikings have a bit of positive injury news.
Anthony Barr, who has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Barr told reporters on Monday that he planned to play on Sunday, but practicing in full is a big step to showing the progress he's made. Barr has 29 tackles in seven games this season. He has three tackles for loss, two pass deflections and one forced fumble.
Without Barr, Eric Wilson has taken many of the snaps as Minnesota has been mainly in its two-linebacker, nickel look.
Tight end David Morgan (knee) and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) were still held out of practice. Linebacker Ben Gedeon, a starter when the Vikings are in the 4-3 alignment, didn't practice because of a concussion. Defensive end Stephen Weatherly didn't practice on Wednesday. The reason was not injury related, but he also is listed with a shoulder injury.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen (calf/low back) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Guards Mike Remmers (low back) and Tom Compton (knee) and receiver Chad Beebe (hamstring) were also limited.
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (foot), defensive end Everson Griffen (toe) and guard Danny Isidora (knee) joined Barr in the category of full participants.