Anthony Barr reportedly spurns Jets to return to Minnesota Vikings


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Meanwhile, despite losing out on Barr, the Jets did reach a five-year, $85 million agreement with linebacker C.J. Mosley, who spent the last five years with the Ravens. The extent to which you believe any of this can be corrected with the switch from Cam Newton to Andrew Luck is all relative, but based on his tape with the Panthers and going back to his days at MI, this is a bit of a head-scratcher. Last season, he recorded 39 tackles and three sacks.

According to, Barr committed to the Jets on Monday, but also wanted to sleep on the decision. If Griffen does not agree to a restructured deal, the Vikings could cut him.

Barr has been a starter with the Vikings since they drafted him ninth overall in 2014 and has been named to the Pro Bowl the past four seasons.

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Per Albert Breer, the Vikigns sweetened their offer for Barr on Monday night.

The one big advantage the Vikings likely had in their negotiations is the fact that Barr is familiar with their defense. The Vikings used Barr as an off-ball linebacker in their 4-3 scheme, and now will stay here instead of going into New York's 3-4 scheme.

The Vikings were top-five in opponent's yards per game.

"It's been a insane couple days, but I'm where I want to be", Barr wrote on his Instagram page. His market heading into free agency was purely as a pass rusher - something he did in a part-time role with the Vikings.