EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr worked his way back from the torn pec he suffered in Week 2 of the 2020 season, but a knee injury that has hobbled him for more than a month will sideline him for Sunday's 2021 opener at Cincinnati.
Barr was ruled out for Minnesota's noon (CT) kickoff.
Rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw, whose NFL debut has been delayed by complications from a groin injury he suffered last year at Virginia Tech, also was ruled out. Darrisaw was a limited participant in all three practices this week.
Barr participated on a limited basis Wednesday but did not hit the field Thursday or Friday.
He has usually worn the "green dot" helmet with a communication device and relayed calls from the sideline during his career. Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Friday that Nick Vigil will wear the green dot.
The four other players on the Vikings injury report — tight end Tyler Conklin, safety Josh Metellus (ankle), running back Alexander Mattison (ribs) and receiver Dede Westbrook (knee) — fully participated for a second consecutive day.
None of those players received a designation for Sunday's game.
Friday's Bengals Injury Report:
Cincinnati ruled out cornerback Trae Waynes. The 2015 first-round pick by the Vikings is dealing with a hamstring injury and did not participate this week.
Guard Trey Hill (hip) and tight end Mitchell Wilcox (concussion) were full participants again and did not receive a designation for Sunday's game.
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice
FP - Full participation
(-) - Not listed
Out - Player will not play
Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play
Questionable - Player is not certain to play
(-) - Not listed