After missing the first three days of Minnesota Vikings organized team activities last week in Eagan, linebacker Anthony Barr returned to practice Tuesday and was present and accounted for again on Wednesday as the media were on hand.
After practice, Barr shared the reason for his absence and while it wasn't a complete "hold-out" it did surround his contract situation and future in football.
Met by the media after practice Barr shared that he sat out last week's worth of practices because the insurance policy he had taken out hadn't yet been filed.
Hoping to have finalized a contract extension before OTAs kicked off, Barr was a little behind on filing for his backup plan, an injury insurance policy. After Mike Zimmer's coaching clinic two weekends ago, Barr learned that the paperwork for his policy would not be finalized before practice began a few days later. The night before OTAs started, he informed the team of his decision to protect his future.
Today, Barr was back working with the first team defense both on base defense (4-3) and in the nickel formation.