Anthony Barr pulls about-face on Jets, will return to Vikings

Anthony Barr pulls about-face on Jets, will return to Vikings

They'd fortified their front with Kelechi Osemele, added a weapon for Sam Darnold in Jamison Crowder, and agreed to terms with a pair of dynamic defensive stars in Anthony Barr and C.J. Mosley.

Richardson, who has played with three other teams since 2013 and been suspended twice by the NFL, will receive $21.5 million guaranteed, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity because league rules prohibit teams from announcing signings until 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

Barr was the Jets' top pass-rushing target, and a player they expressed interest in dating back to the combine. Here are some of the best Tweets following the news of Barr's decision to remain with the Vikings.

NFL Media first reported Barr's change of heart.

Shortly thereafter, the Lions agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth about $17 million to $18 million a year with former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers. The team would have incurred an estimated $15.7 million cap hit in 2019 with the move.


Instead of heading to NY as a pass rushing linebacker, the four-time Pro Bowler became the second free agent in as many years to spurn a larger offer from the Jets, following what Kirk Cousins did last year.

Barr was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Vikings. When Cook had a hamstring injury in 2018, Murray started six games and finished the year with 578 yards.

The 26-year-old is coming off a 55-tackle, three-sack campaign for the Vikings last year.

"Thank you to the Vikings organization for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do", Murray wrote on Instagram.

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