News: Barr will have surgery on his injured knee and miss the final two games of the season, the ESPN 1500 am Twin Cites reports. He will have surgery to for an ailment "Similar to a slight meniscus tear," head coach Mike Zimmer said.
Impact: Barr was a candidate for NFL defensive rookie of the year before his knee injury. Barr was a disruptive force in the passing game and had 70 tackles, four sacks and recovered three fumbles in 12 games. He'll be a cornerstone of an improving Minnesota defense next season.
News: Rudolph (knee) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: After missing both practices to kick off the week, a warning light is currently flashing. Rudolph's activity level Friday will be telling for his Week 16 availability, but Teddy Bridgewater may only have tight ends Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford at his disposal Sunday in Miami.
Impact: The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year. Walsh went 0 for 3 against Detroit last week, though one field goal try was blocked and another was a long shot of a 68-yarder at the end of the game.