The full Vikings’ 90-man roster was present during the fifth Organized Team Activity practice on Wednesday morning.
Linebacker Anthony Barr returned after taking out an insurance policy to protect himself against injury, in lieu of a contract extension he wanted before OTAs this spring. He completed the Vikings’ starting lineups after sitting out last week.
The next most notable change was Mike Remmers moving to right guard, as forecasted a week ago by head coach Mike Zimmer. Remmers took snaps at guard throughout Wednesday’s team sessions. Rashod Hill replaced him at right tackle.
With center Pat Elflein still sidelined after offseason ankle surgery, guards Tom Compton and Danny Isidora rotated at left guard. Nick Easton moved to center in Elflein’s place.
Here are some more observations from Wednesday’s practice:
–A handful of starters continued to be held out, including safety Andrew Sendejo, defensive end Everson Griffen and Elflein. Safety Anthony Harris filled in for Sendejo during team drills.
–Receiver Laquon Treadwell was back in the mix and running routes with the No. 1 offense. Treadwell had been held out last Wednesday with an undisclosed injury. Receiver Stacy Coley, who was injured last week while taking snaps with the 1’s, remained sidelined. Kendall Wright worked with the 2’s and 3’s.
–Top pick Mike Hughes was a busy man. The cornerback saw a lot of work in the slot and took some snaps at left cornerback in team drills. Hughes also fielded punts alongside Marcus Sherels during special teams. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander is still leading the way in the Vikings’ nickel defense.
–Quarterback Kirk Cousins looked sharp, throwing strikes on a couple dig routes to receiver Adam Thielen and tight end David Morgan. Cousins worked primarily with a three-receiver set of Stefon Diggs, Thielen and Treadwell during team drills. Diggs dropped one of his targets from Cousins.
–Kickers Daniel Carlson and Kai Forbath continued the competition. Both kickers converted a long of 53 yards during team drills. Forbath then missed a 46-yard attempt in a hurry-up situation.
–Running back Mack Brown saw the bulk of the work behind Latavius Murray. There’s plenty of opportunity available this spring for running backs to impress. Dalvin Cook (knee) is still held out of team drills. Undrafted free agent Roc Thomas has yet to practice in two sessions open to reporters.