Anthony Barr to stay with Minnesota after turning down New York Jets


Barr had a change of heart overnight and has chose to re-sign with the Vikings, CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora confirms.

The New York Jets are expected to sign former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, a source informed ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Barr's new deal with the Vikings will be for five years, and $67.5 million, Ian Rapoport of reports. The Jets entered free agency with more than $82 million available under the salary cap.

The terms of the deal are not yet known.

Anthony Barr has made a decision to stay in Minnesota.

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Minnesota drafted Barr with the No. 9 pick in 2014 out of UCLA. That being said, it's highly unlikely the Vikings went above $15 million per year, because that's roughly how much it would have cost to franchise tag Barr for the 2019 season.

The 26-year-old pass rusher has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons with the Vikings. In five seasons in Minnesota, he had 338 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, one interception and four fumble recoveries.

Barr's fate had been a hot topic among the Vikings' past two offseasons as the team tried to extend all of their young players while also making a major financial commitment to new quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Barr's contract year was filled with ups and downs as he played in 13 games and tallied a career-low with 55 tackles (39 solo).