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Anthony Barr (chest) practicing for the first time since September 2020

by Matthew MacKay | Vikings Correspondent | Mon, May 24th 3:02pm EDT

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (chest) was seen at practice on Monday for the first time since suffering a season-ending torn pectoral against the Indianapolis Colts on September 20, 2020. (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker was seen on the practice field following a torn pectoral that ended his 2020 season during a Week 2 loss against the Colts. The Vikings were one of the worst defensive units without Barr in 2020, allowing the fourth-highest points per game (29.7) during a disappointing 7-9 season. Barr should help return the Vikings' linebacking corps to an elite level alongside fellow Pro-Bowl LB Eric Kendricks, with rookie LB Chazz Surratt drafted in the third round out of UNC to build depth. Expect head coach Mike Zimmer to field a much-improved defense in 2021, with Barr's return playing a significant role.

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