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Content: Already owning one of the strongest defensive lines in the league <a title="Authentic Jaleel Scott Jersey" href="http://www.baltimoreravensteamauthentic.com/jaleel-scott-jersey">Authentic Jaleel Scott Jersey</a> , the Minnesota Vikings have made another addition to their front four this summer. He even was a former first-round draft pick. Anthony Barr has established his place as the strong side linebacker, an integral part of coach Mike Zimmer’s pressure-driven scheme. This switch is not by any means complete or permanent, considering the value Barr has given the Vikings while rarely missing a snap in the middle of the defense with former college teammate Eric Kendricks. With Brian Robison capably spelling Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter at the defensive end spots, there’s not a glaring need for one. Sliding Barr and his athleticism and speed to the front, though, provides yet another way Zimmer and the Vikings can attack an offense. ”Definitely, it could be a change-up for us,” Barr said. ”Hopefully I can get a couple more opportunities to do that, and we’ll see where it goes. It’s something I’m going to continue to work on and get better at. I’m excited for it.” The Vikings have used passing-situation packages this offseason that include cornerback Terence Newman at safety while making Harrison Smith a hybrid linebacker. Put Barr at defensive end, and Everson Griffen can move inside. Or Barr could simply line up as a fifth down lineman. Either way <a title="Ronald Jones II Color Rush Jersey" href="http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-ronald-jones-ii-jersey">Ronald Jones II Color Rush Jersey</a> , that’s the potential for quite the fierce pass rush. ”We are just trying to utilize our guys the best way we can,” Zimmer said. ”If a guy has a skill set of being possibly a pass rusher, then we’re going to look at him and see if he can be a pass rusher. If a guy’s a great inside cover guy, then we’re going to try and look at him there.” Barr has taken plenty of turns with the defensive linemen during individual drills in training camp so far, evidence that this is more than just a token experiment. ”It’s a conscious effort in getting him into rush situations where he knows what to do,” Zimmer said. ”I really don’t have any concerns when he’s rushing on a back, but sometimes when he gets on a bigger stronger guy and gets in certain positions, he has to know what to do.” Barr was the first player the Vikings drafted after hiring Zimmer in 2014, the ninth overall selection out of UCLA who spent only two years with the Bruins on defense after beginning his college career as a running back. With 10 sacks, six forced fumbles <a title="Youth Jihad Ward Jersey" href="http://www.thecowboysfootballauthentic.com/jihad-ward-jersey-authentic">Youth Jihad Ward Jersey</a> , four fumble recoveries and one interception over four seasons, Barr has left himself plenty of room to improve on such modest statistics. There are many more ways to contribute than those basic measurements, of course, but Zimmer’s matter-of-fact assessment in 2016 that Barr ”has a tendency to coast a little bit” still hovers over his trajectory. Across the NFL, Barr is known mostly for his hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the sixth game of the year that led to a broken collarbone and set the NFC North rivals on opposite courses in 2017. Interestingly, referee Pete Morelli told reporters at Minnesota’s practice facility on Thursday that the league’s stricter rules about targeting defenseless players would now make that play a 15-yard penalty. Barr is the only core player left on an expiring contract, with extensions recently signed by wide receiver Stefon Diggs, defensive end Danielle Hunter and Kendricks. Barr’s salary for 2018 is a little more than $12.3 million, and he hinted at disappointment when spring practices began without a new deal. He didn’t address the subject in his first remarks to reporters at training camp. ”My focus is here at camp, getting better with the team <a title="http://www.chargersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-uchenna-nwosu-jersey" href="http://www.chargersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-uchenna-nwosu-jersey">http://www.chargersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-uchenna-nwosu-jersey</a> , and we’ll let that figure itself out,” he said. If this defensive end thing works well, Barr’s price will only go higher. ”I’ll never talk business out in the open or in public,” general manager Rick Spielman said. ”I’ll just tell you he fits everything that we want as a Minnesota Viking.” — Adalberto Mondesi is back with the Kansas City Royals as part of a roster shuffle. The Royals made six moves Sunday before playing Houston. Mondesi, the first player to make his major league debut in a World Series game, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. The Royals also called up outfielder Rosell Herrera and purchased the contract of right-hander Wily Peralta from Omaha. They optioned right-hander Scott Barlow and infielder Ramon Torres to their Pacific Coast League affiliate. They transferred left-handed pitcher Eric Skoglund to the 60-day disabled list. Mondesi struck out as a pinch-hitter in the 2015 World Series against the New York Mets. He was once the Royals’ top prospect, but has been derailed by injuries and a 50-game drug suspension in 2016. The 22-year-old opened the 2017 season as Kansas City’s starting second baseman, but was sent back to the minors after hitting .109 in his first 14 games. Mondesi, the son of former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi, has a .181 batting average with 60 strikeouts in 188 at-bats in 72 games in the majors. ”He’s never had success up here <a title="Youth Tracy Walker Jersey" href="http://www.thelionsfootballauthentic.com/tracy-walker-jersey-authentic">Youth Tracy Walker Jersey</a> ,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. ”He’s a young guy. You just try to pace him a little bit, play a couple of games here, a couple of games there and get his feet on the ground, let him start to have some success, which we all know he’s going to have, just let him ease into that.” Yost said he plans to play Mondesi about four days a week. ”Every year he’s been hurt, so that’s the concern,” Yost said. ”We want to try to get him through the year healthy. We wanted to get Mondesi back playing and get him up here, again to get some of our younger kids up that we’re going to move forward with up here and gaining that experience.” Mondesi hit .250 with 16 extra-base hits, 21 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 29 games at Triple-A. The Royals claimed Herrera off waivers from Cincinnati on June 2. He hit .278 in 10 games with Omaha. 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