Anthony Barr RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anthony Barr on why he spurned the Jets: 'I knew that in my heart it didn't feel right'

    ESPN "Linebacker Anthony Barr told his agent to accept the deal with the New York Jets, an offer that would pay him an average of $15 million per season for five years. Instantly, the former first-round pick and four-time Pro Bowler regretted his decision. Less than 24 hours later,..." April 14

  • Zimmer: People don’t realize how much other teams game plan for Anthony Barr

    Vikings.com "There were plenty of smiles around Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on Thursday afternoon as Anthony Barr and Shamar Stephen came home. Barr, a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, endured an emotional few days of free agency before deciding to stay with the team that drafted..." March 16

  • Anthony Barr on Jets diss: I didn’t want to ‘marry the wrong woman’

    New York Post "For a very brief period, Anthony Barr was engaged to the Jets. The free agent linebacker agreed to terms with Gang Green when the legal tampering period opened on Monday but by Tuesday morning had a change of heart and decided to stick with the Vikings. It..." March 15

  • Vikings’ Anthony Barr on free agency: ‘It was terrible’

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Vikings are certainly glad to have four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr back in the mix. Earlier in the week, Barr agreed in principle to sign a lucrative contract with the New York Jets in free agency. Within hours, Barr had spurned the Jets to return to his..." March 14

  • Anthony Barr Backs Out Of Deal With Jets, Re-Signing With Vikings

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the LB Anthony Barr is no longer signing a contract with the Jets and has instead agreed to return to the Vikings.  Adam Schefter adds that Barr got cold feet and changed his mind about signing with the Jets before..." March 12

  • Anthony Barr, Jets expected to agree to contract, per report

    North Jersey "It seems the Jets have their pass rusher. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Anthony Barr intends to sign with the Jets in free agency. Barr, 26, spent the last five seasons with the Vikings. In that time, he racked up 13.5 sacks and 30 tackles for loss playing the..." March 11

  • Jets reportedly ramping up pursuit of linebacker Anthony Barr

    Yardbarker "The Jets are stepping up their pursuit of linebacker Anthony Barr, according to a source who spoke with Ralph Vacchiano of SNY (on Twitter). It’s the logical next step after the Jets missed out on Kwon Alexander, who just agreed to sign a whopping four-year, $54 million deal with the..." March 11

  • Lions considered the favorites to land Anthony Barr

    Michigan Live "Anthony Barr seemed awfully close to landing in Detroit back in 2014. This week, it could finally happen. The Detroit Lions are considered the favorite to land the Vikings linebacker when free agency opens next week, according to The Athletic. The Vikings and Jets are also in the mix..." March 10

  • Anthony Barr 'Very, Very High' on New York Jets Radar in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets are reportedly interested in pursuing linebacker Anthony Barr when free agency officially opens on March 13. According to Connor Hughes of The Athletic, the Jets are "very, very high" on Barr. Hughes added that he..." March 08

  • Vikings don't tag Anthony Barr or Sheldon Richardson

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The deadline passed Tuesday afternoon and for the eighth straight offseason the Vikings did not use the franchise or transition tags to retain a departing free agent. The futures of linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson in Minnesota will..." March 06

  • Anthony Barr unlikely to receive franchise tag from Vikings

    247 Sports "Anthony Barr is likely seeing his days with the Minnesota Vikings come to a close as we inch closer and closer to the start of the new league year next week, but it is not completely ruled out that he could return to the team. However, one avenue of a potential re-signing seems as if it..." March 05

  • Adam Schefter: Vikings attempted to trade Anthony Barr last offseason

    Daily Norseman "With the free agency period in the NFL starting in just two weeks, the Minnesota Vikings still have a decision to make about linebacker Anthony Barr and his potential future as a member of the team. Today, we got word from a respectable source that they spent at least a..." March 01

  • No signs that Anthony Barr is close to signing with Vikings

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Anthony Barr and the Vikings are approaching a forgettable anniversary. The veteran linebacker first realized last spring he wasn’t getting a contract extension and sat out a week of voluntary OTAs while buying an insurance policy on himself. In a December sit-down with the Star..." February 19

  • Anthony Barr Ready To Move On From Vikings?!?

    TMZ "Anthony Barr says he has LOVED his time in Minnesota ... but the superstar LB admits his Vikings career might be over -- telling TMZ Sports, "My possibilities are open." A.B.'s had a stellar past 5 seasons with the NFC North squad ... starting 71 games and earning 4 Pro..." January 27

  • Anthony Barr says he’ll play on Sunday against Green Bay

    Daily Norseman "With Sunday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears firmly in the rearview mirror, it sounds like, if he has his way, the Minnesota Vikings will be getting another part of their defense back in time for another big Sunday Night Football matchup in the NFC North. On..." November 20

  • Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr will miss game as playing streak ends

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings defense’s longest playing streak comes to an end Sunday night as linebacker Anthony Barr, who had started 44 consecutive games, has been ruled out because of a hamstring injury. Second-year linebacker Eric Wilson, who already had carved out a niche as a coverage specialist in..." October 27