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Vikings to Lose LB Anthony Barr to the New York Jets Once Free Agency Starts

The Vikings are going to have a big hole at the linebacker spot come the start of free agency, as veteran LB Anthony Barr is set to ink a deal with the New York Jets.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Barr will ink a deal with the Jets once free agency starts on Wednesday.

The Vikings and Barr could not come to terms on an extension, and the writing was on the wall that he was set to leave the team.

“I love Minnesota, but I’m willing to play anywhere I find fit,” Barr told TMZ a few weeks back.

“If it’s comfortable, that I would have a role on the team with and help win. My possibilities are open.”

Barr over the last five seasons started 71 games for the Vikings, appearing in four Pro Bowls and being one of the best defensive players to play in Minnesota.

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One Response to “Vikings to Lose LB Anthony Barr to the New York Jets Once Free Agency Starts”

  1. Brett Jennings says:

    He’s one of those guys that doesn’t play with can see that in his play. I’m not terribly upset about it..rather have someone with a lower skill set but wants to win and has his heart in it.

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