The Jets have added a linebacker.
New York is planning to sign free agent Anthony Barr, according to a report from ESPN, which cites an unidentified league source.
Former Vikings’ LB Anthony Barr intends to sign with the NY Jets, per league source. Jets get a pass rusher.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
The 26-year-old tallied 55 total tackles and three sacks for the Vikings last season.
Barr was originally selected by Minnesota out of UCLA with the ninth pick in the 2014 draft. He has recorded 13 1/2 sacks in 71 career games.
The Jets view Barr as an edge rusher and will continue to pursue adding linebacker C.J. Mosley, according to The Athletic.
As I mentioned earlier in the week, the #Jets view Barr as an edge rusher. C.J. Mosley is a middle linebacker. Different positions.
The Jets weren’t in the market for Barr OR Mosley*. They were targeting both.
TBD if Maccagnan can get it done. https://t.co/cljmt0LAHv
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 12, 2019
New York also reportedly agreed to a three-year, $28.5 million deal with wide receiver Jamison Crowder on Monday.