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Vikings Rip Up and Redo the Contract of Veteran Linebacker Anthony Barr

The Vikings have ripped up their current contract with veteran linebacker Anthony Barr, and instead gave him a deal for 2021 that will pay him a fully guaranteed $9.4M salary, plus $500K in per-game roster bonuses and a $100K workout bonus.

is getting his deal revised, as he will take various cuts to help the Vikings with their salary cap number as they get set for free agency.

Barr had three years left on his current deal, and it seemed there was never any idea that he would go play somewhere else

The linebacker was slated to make $12.9M this season, but now with that old deal wrapped up Barr can become a free agent in 2022 next March.

Barr has been solid at the linebacker spot in seven seasons for the Vikings, putting up 423 tackles, 15 sacks, two interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 26 pass breakups.

The UCLA standout was the ninth overall pick by the Vikings back in 2014, the first draft choice by current head coach Mike Zimmer. Barr has also served as a defensive captain the past three seasons.

It was a tough 2020 for Barr, as the linebacker tore his pec muscle in week two in a matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, and missed the final 14 games of the season.

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