The curious career of new Jets defender Anthony Barr | NFL Analysis

13 March, 2019, 15:46 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Everson Griffen

The deal, worth $67.5 million, includes $33 million in guaranteed money, according to an National Football League source. Barr could not build on that pace in 2016, when he struggled to a 50.5 grade (87th among linebackers), and while he improved in 2017 (63.7 grade) and 2018 (71.4), he was never as productive or healthy as he was during his 2015 breakout campaign, likely making Minnesota' decision to let him go an easier one.

The Jets, prepared to pay Barr about $14 million per year to be an outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme, now find themselves in need of an edge rusher.

Barr can re-sign at any point with the Vikings, but they apparently first must resolve the situation with Griffen.

Details of the contract agreed upon between the Vikings and Barr were shared on Twitter by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. If Griffen does not agree to a restructured deal, the Vikings could cut him. They opted last week not to put a franchise tag on Barr, which would have cost them $15.4 million for 2019.

More news: Britain removes citizenship from two more Daesh brides

On Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Jets are in line to sign Barr to a contract.

Barr was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft out of UCLA, where he made 23.5 sacks in his final two seasons.

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.

"Thank you to the Vikings organization for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do", Murray wrote on Instagram. The Vikings talked with Murphy again at the combine, though the agent informed the Vikings that Barr wanted to test out his market in the NFL's negotiating window that opened on Monday.

Recommended:

  • Australian cardinal sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

    Australian cardinal sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

    Abuse survivors were among those who travelled to Melbourne on Wednesday to witness Pell's sentencing before a packed courtroom. Pell also said the Church made "catastrophic" choices by minimizing its response to, and covering up, abuse complaints.
    UK, EU agree three-part deal on Brexit divorce

    UK, EU agree three-part deal on Brexit divorce

    All EU member states have to agree to an extension, and some EU leaders have expressed concern that it needs to have a specific goal .
    Social media reacts to James passing Jordan

    Social media reacts to James passing Jordan

    He trails Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 career points), Karl Malone (36,928 career points) and Kobe Bryant (33,643 career points). James , the top scorer among active players, made his points in 1,190 games compared to 1,072 for Jordan .
  • Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Philadelphia Eagles

    Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Philadelphia Eagles

    Malik Jackson nearly certainly won't be the only top-of-the-roster player added in free agency. Now, with free agency approaching, it seems like the team is back to moving on from Jackson.
    Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta to tie the knot today

    Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta to tie the knot today

    After the wedding, a celebration night will be held on Sunday, followed by a reception on Monday. Mukesh Ambani's residence Antilia was all decked up with flowers for his son's wedding.
    SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch and ISS Docking in Pictures

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch and ISS Docking in Pictures

    Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX , speaks during a news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 Demo-1 launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Yesterday the ISS crew opened the hatch between the space station and the Crew Dragon spacecraft for the first time.
  • Tyrann Mathieu to sign three-year, $42m deal with Kansas City Chiefs

    The NFL Network's Ian Rappoport is also reporting about the impeding free agent deal, saying Mathieu was their top target. Mathieu can't officially sign until the league year begins on Wednesday, but he can negotiate with teams.
    Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization over legal fees

    Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization over legal fees

    Weisselberg's name also emerged previous year when CNN obtained and published audio of a 2016 conversation between Mr. Cohen told Congress last week that he had never asked for and would not accept a pardon from Trump .
    Ocasio-Cortez Denies Campaign Finance Violation and 'Dark Money' Allegations

    Ocasio-Cortez Denies Campaign Finance Violation and 'Dark Money' Allegations

    But while Ocasio-Cortez claimed that "none of this is whataboutism", not everyone seemed to be convinced by her reasoning. Smith, a former chairman of the FEC, called it "a really weird situation".
  • Browns to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. from Giants

    Browns to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. from Giants

    Perriman quickly found a new home, agreeing to a 1-year contract with Tampa Bay, said another person with knowledge of the deal. The Giants own the No. 6 and No. 17 overall picks in the 2019 draft as a result of the trade.
    Space X Crew Capsule Reaches Space Station

    Space X Crew Capsule Reaches Space Station

    It docked autonomously under the station astronauts' watchful eyes, instead of relying on the station's robot arm for berthing. Now two companies, SpaceX and Boeing, hope their new space taxis will become the Uber and Lyft of low earth space travel.
    Getting LeBron to sit 'would take a lot of convincing'

    Getting LeBron to sit 'would take a lot of convincing'

    LeBron James scores 27 points in the losing effort and Rajon Rondo adds a season-high 24 points. He took on the assignment of guarding James and picking him up at half court at times as well.


Popular

'Full House' star Lori Loughlin, others indicted in college admissions bribery case
Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE: HTGC ) shares dropped 7.1 percent Tuesday as CEO Manuel Henriquez also appears to be among those charged.

Duke star Zion Williamson named ACC Player of the Year
Barrett, Virginia sophomore De'Andre Hunter, North Carolina senior Cameron Johnson and Virginia junior Kyle Guy . Including the UNC game, Duke has gone 3-3 in the six games without Williamson, who hasn't played since.

Election Commission to announce dates of poll today at 5 pm
The BJP won 12 seats in the state, whereas, the remaining 2 were retained by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, an ally of the Congress. Expenditure on social media political campaigns will also be included in the election expenditure account, the CEC said.

Lions Make Big Splash -- Trey Flowers Coming To Detroit
First reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter , the Lions intend to sign free agent defensive end Trey Flowers . His arrival will help lessen the loss of Golden Tate , who the Lions traded to the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Brie Larson surprises fans with shock appearance at 'Captain Marvel' screening
Captain Marvel's box office performance went higher, further, faster than even its sky-high industry tracking estimates . The film also represented IMAX's best March opening and the second highest Marvel opening for IMAX globally.

Solskjaer says Molde contract ended, plays down his Manchester United prospects
Other Arsenal fans also agreed with the club legend that sacrificing Iwobi who was the team's most unsafe player backfired.

Patriots Acquire Michael Bennett From Eagles
At just 24-years old, however, Fowler still has plenty of upside and could end up being a steal for the Eagles. Ezekiel Ansah, Lions: Ansah is an intriguing option among the defensive ends that will hit the open market.

'We Didn't Want Liverpool To Go Top' Says Richarlison
Liverpool have collected 73 points so far in the league, just two fewer points than they collected in the whole of last season. Mane has scored in each of his last five home Premier League games for Liverpool , netting six goals in total.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge sets opening dates, reservation details from Disney Parks
Guests will also be able to build their own personal droids, light sabers and feast on " Star Wars "-appropriate food and drink". Louis, Mo., Variety reports , upholding Disney's tradition of holding its annual meeting in a different USA city every year.

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer over neck pain
His primary aim is to be fully healthy for the first weekend in April, for the Masters at Augusta National. He said his chance to play PGA Tour events over the next two years will help him prepare to be captain.