4-Time Pro Bowl LB Anthony Barr Backs Out Of Deal With Jets

March 12, 2019 - 1:36 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Jets' great start to free agency has taken a hit early Tuesday afternoon.

After reaching a deal with Gang Green Monday evening, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has backed out of the agreement, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Barr will instead remain with the Vikings.

Barr was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Vikings. In five seasons in Minnesota, he had 338 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, one interception and four fumble recoveries. 

In 13 games last season, Barr had 55 tackles and three sacks.

Anthony Barr
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Meanwhile, despite losing out on Barr, the Jets did reach a five-year, $85 million agreement with linebacker C.J. Mosley, who spent the last five years with the Ravens.

Monday was the first day of the league's legal tampering period. Contracts cannot be signed until Wednesday. The Jets entered free agency with more than $82 million available under the salary cap.

In other Jets news Monday:

• Gang Green agreed to terms with former Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder.

• The Jets agreed to terms with former Bears wide receiver and special teams standout Josh Bellamy.

• Gang Green re-signed cornerback Darryl Roberts.

• Backup quarterback Josh McCown said he wants to take more time before deciding whether to play next season. He said he still has the desire to play but he is weighing his "family dynamics."

• Free agent cornerback Buster Skrine, who spent the last four years with the Jets, is signing with the Bears.