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Anthony Barr becomes latest Viking to be placed on COVID reserve list

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Nov 25, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) reacts after making a play during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Linebacker Anthony Barr became the latest Vikings player to be placed on the COVID reserve list, the team announced Thursday.

Barr, entering his seventh season, joins a list that includes defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo; second-year linebacker Cameron Smith; second-year offensive tackle Oli Udoh; rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson, a first-round pick by the Vikings in April; rookie tackle Blake Brandel; rookie safety Brian Cole II; and rookie offensive lineman Tyler Higby.

The Vikings, and other NFL teams, aren’t saying whether players placed on the list actually have COVID-19 or have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player is in one of these categories, their team is required to immediately place the player on the COVID reserve list.