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Vikings' rebuilt defense dealt another blow with Barr on IR

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Off to an 0-2 start while trying to acclimate several new pieces into Mike Zimmer's defense, the Minnesota Vikings suffered another big blow on Monday.

Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle sustained in Minnesota's 28-11 loss at Indianapolis a day earlier. Barr was placed on injured reserve on Monday.

"Anthony was our first draft pick that we've had when we came here," Zimmer said. "A big, integral part of the defense. Good leader, great guy. It's tearing him up inside that he's not going to be able to play but ... we've got to move on."

NFC North Division
Green Bay 2001.000
Chicago 2001.000
Minnesota 020.000
Detroit 020.000
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Cousins372
Pass TDs: K. Cousins2
Rush Yds: D. Cook113
Rush TDs: D. Cook3
Rec Yds: A. Thielen141
Rec TDs: A. Thielen2
Int: E. Wilson1
Sacks: H. Hill1.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 557 (28)
Passing Yards: 372 (30)
Rushing Yards: 214 (19)
Points per game: 22.5 (20)
Yards per game: 278.5 (29)
Touchdowns: 5 (19)
Field Goals: 2 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 876 (29)
Passing Yards: 578 (28)
Rushing Yards: 309 (28)
Points per game: 35.5 (31)
Yards per game: 438.0 (29)
Touchdowns: 7 (27)
Field Goals: 6 (32)
Date Player Transactions
9/21 M. Fields II pract. squad add
9/21 A. Anderson pract. squad add
9/21 A. Barr on IR shoulder
9/19 M. Fields II active/prac. squad
9/18 N. Meadors cut
9/18 B. Jones active/prac. squad
9/18 J. Metellus active/prac. squad
9/17 G. Iloka pract. squad add
9/17 P. Elflein on IR undisclosed
9/14 H. Nickerson pract. squad add
Date Player Status
9/21 A. Barr shoulder (IR)
9/20 C. Dantzler rib (Out)
9/17 P. Elflein undisclosed (IR)
9/9 D. Hunter undisclosed (IR)
9/6 M. Dorn undisclosed (IR)
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