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Schefter: Anthony Barr Intends to Sign with the NY Jets

Continuing to upgrade their roster, the Jets have reportedly come to terms with former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. The 26 year old Barr played at UCLA and he was drafted in the first round (9th overall) in the 2014 draft. 

A four-time Pro Bowler, Barr should be an excellent addition to Gregg Williams’ defense and gives the defensive coordinator a versatile defender who can fill a variety of roles. Earlier this week we wrote about Anthony Barr.

Barr has been used in a variety of roles with the Vikings where he has been asked to play both inside and outside linebacker, while spending a good deal of time in coverage, but still flashing skills from time to time that would make him an impact edge defender if used in that role.

Last season, Barr logged 374 plays in pass coverage, 333 snaps as a run defender and had 103 pass rush attempts that resulted in 23 pressures according to pro football focus and found himself playing in his fourth career pro bowl.  Should the Jets add Barr as Connor Hughes of the Atlantic suggests they want to do, they could use him and Jamal Adams to keep offenses on their toes.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.