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Anthony Barr changes mind, will return to Vikings; Latavius Murray lands in New Orleans

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods makes a touchdown catch in front of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during the second half in an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods makes a touchdown catch in front of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during the second half in an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles.

March 12, 2019 02:46 PM

In a stunning turn of events, linebacker Anthony Barr has backed out of his verbal commitment to sign with the Jets, and will return to the Vikings.

A source with direct knowledge told our Darren Wolfson that the Vikings are giving Barr a 5-year deal worth $67.5 million, with $33 million guaranteed. The Jets offered more, the source said, but Barr loves playing in Minnesota.

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The Vikings upped their offer to Barr in the last 24 hours.

The Vikings did lose a second player on Tuesday with running back Latavius Murray heading to New Orleans on a 4-year deal, per ESPN. They lost defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the Browns earlier in the day.

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