The deal, worth $67.5 million, includes $33 million in guaranteed money, according to an National Football League source. Barr, 26, has earned a Pro Bowl spot in Minnesota each of the past four seasons. Minnesota has already moved on from safety Andrew Sendejo and then lost defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to free agency, with the Cleveland Browns signed him to a three-year, $36 million deal.
Shortly thereafter, the Lions agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth about $17 million to $18 million a year with former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers. They opted last week not to put a franchise tag on Barr, which would have cost them $15.4 million for 2019.
A nagging hamstring injury limited Barr to 13 games in 2018, his fewest since his rookie season.
The UCLA product was thought to be more of a pass rusher coming out of college, but played exclusively at linebacker in his five seasons with the Vikings. 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.
The Jets had big plans for Barr, as they tried to turn him into the high-sacks edge rusher that he wasn't in Minnesota.
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