Vikings have lingering injuries on defense


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While the Minnesota Vikings got linebacker Anthony Barr back on the practice field on Tuesday, they still appeared to have some lingering injury concerns on the first day of their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Cornerback Josh Robinson was rehabbing an injury during the team's practice on Tuesday morning, coach Mike Zimmer said. Robinson was on the field during the Vikings' open organized team activity last Thursday, but was not on the field on Tuesday. And while defensive end Brian Robison did some limited work for the first time this offseason following a pectoral injury last month, he said he wasn't sure if he'd be completely ready for the start of training camp next month.

"We'll just see how it goes," Robison said. "Obviously I got to be smart with it. But at the end of the day, I plan on being there, plan on getting back on the field as quick as possible. We're just going to take it day by day and keep going as we're going.

"For me, it's kind of frustrating. I want to be out there every single play with my guys. But at the end of the day, the training staff is doing a great job of making sure I don't overdo it a little bit. I'm just looking forward to getting back out, hopefully in camp."

Right tackle Phil Loadholt, who has been recovering from a torn pectoral muscle since the end of last season, didn't practice on Tuesday, and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was limited because of the foot injury he sustained during OTAs. Linebacker Casey Matthews also missed another practice because of injury.