Jets to sign former Vikings Pro Bowl LB Anthony Barr

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Details of the contract agreed upon between the Vikings and Barr were shared on Twitter by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Earlier on Tuesday, linebacker Anthony Barr had second thoughts on signing with the Jets and made a decision to return to the Vikings.

With incentives, the deal could reach $77.5 million for Barr.

The Jets went into the free-agency period with a new coaching staff, considerable cap space (over $100 million), a second-year quarterback with substantial promise and many holes on their defense.

Barr's reversal stole the headlines on a day where the Vikings saw both Richardson and Latavius Murray set to depart for other teams; the running back reportedly agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal to join the Saints. In five seasons in Minnesota, he had 338 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, one interception and four fumble recoveries.

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In five seasons with the Vikings, Barr has totaled 13.5 sacks and been voted to the Pro Bowl four times.

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.

Pro Football Focus ranked Barr as their third highest rated free agent linebacker after Jordan Hicks and C.J. Mosley.

Given that Barr will now be doing his thing as a pure pass rusher in the Jets' 3-4 scheme, we're expecting big things from him.

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