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EAGAN Womens Lac Edwards Jersey , Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision about which team to pick in free agency.His verbal commitment to join the New York Jets triggered immediate unease about leaving the Minnesota Vikings.“I was up all morning just looking at my ceiling, just looking for a sign, talking to everybody, just trying to figure something out,” Barr said.Fortunately for Barr and his conscience, the Vikings didn’t abandon their desire to retain the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker. They presented a contract offer that was more than sufficient to stay for, even if he’d be turning down a richer deal with the Jets. The league’s two-day negotiating window before contracts can be signed worked out rather well for him.Barr got a five-year deal valued at $67.5 million, with $33 million in guaranteed money. The Vikings held a news conference for him and new defensive tackle Shamar Stephen on Thursday afternoon.“This is where I wanted to be. This is my home. I’m embedded in the community. I do a lot of off-the-field work here. I love my teammates. I love this locker room. The culture we’ve developed over the last five years, it’s been awesome. The bonds I’ve made with my friends, my teammates and my coaches are unbreakable, and it just felt right,” Barr said. “This is where my heart was.”Barr, who will turn 27 next week, was the first draft pick, ninth overall in 2014 http://www.jetslockerroom.com/authentic ... old-jersey , the Vikings made under coach Mike Zimmer. Though the hard-nosed boss has occasionally prodded Barr to play with more relentlessness, Zimmer has become a big fan of the 6-foot-5, 255-pound player who has manned the strong side linebacker spot on one of the NFL’s best defenses over the last five seasons.“No team we ever play is going to say, ‘Oh, we’re not going to worry about Anthony Barr,'” Zimmer said.Zimmer played a part in the persuasion process. General manager Rick Spielman held onto some hope.“You might as well keep swinging until you’re knocked out,” Spielman said.Barr figured his first foray into free agency would be fun, but he wound up feeling the opposite.“Monday was one of the worst days of my life, really,” he said.As soon as he told his agent, Brian Murphy, he would take the offer from the Jets, Barr called his mother, Lori, and fessed up.“I’m like, ‘I think I made a mistake.’ And she was like Tarell Basham Jersey , ‘Well, you’ve got to fix it,’ and I was like, ‘All right,'” Barr said.Murphy handled the business part, but Barr was left the bigger mess: his emotions.“I was crying, laughing, sweating. The whole day was just crazy,” he said.The enticement of the Jets wasn’t just more money. There was an allure too, Barr said, of being part of a rebuild.“All the respect to the Jets organization, their coaching staff, but it’s just not what I really wanted,” he said. “I think initially I kind of jumped the gun, even though it was like a full day worth of conversation. I think I was trying to convince myself of something.”Now Barr will be back with a coach he said he’d “go to war for” and an organization from the top down of people he can trust.“We do have a really good team,” Barr said. “Money’s great Womens Rashard Robinson Jersey , but you can’t be miserable coming in to work every day.”The Vikings took one of the smallest amounts of salary cap space in the league into 2019, with about $5 million at the start of the week before the roster moves began. The Vikings sought a pay reduction from defensive end Everson Griffen, Spielman said, who agreed to a restructured deal that gave the team roughly $4 million in more room. Griffen, who has the same agent as Barr, could have been cut had he resisted the request.“It was down to the wire,” Spielman said.Jets Lose Scrub Bowl To Eagles 10-9: The Unhappy Recap The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field tonight,10-9. Let’s take a look at the good and the bad in this game.The GoodJason Myers. The Jets scored 9 points in this game. Myers scored 6 of them, including a long 58 yard field goal. Myers probably cemented his spot as the Jets place kicker unless both kickers are cut. Clive Walford. Walford led Jets receivers with three catches and 40 yards. Was it enough to secure a roster spot? That isn’t clear.Derrick Jones. A nice interception on one long pass and a breakup of another lands Jones in the good column.Neville Hewitt. Active and always around the ball, Hewitt led all Jets with seven tackles to close an impressive preseason campaign.Brandon Bryant.Six tackles, some nice coverage, a nose for the football; it was a good game for Bryant, but probably a case of too little too late for a roster spot. Maybe he makes the practice squad.Kendall Reyes. Had a sack and several pressures. Probably not enough to make the team, but it was a good game for Reyes.Xavier Cooper. A fumble recovery and several pressures. Quietly had an effective game.The BadTrenton Cannon. A couple of drops, and little generated on the ground. Had a nice punt return, but overall another underwhelming performance by Cannon. He has shown virtually nothing to deserve a roster spot.Chad Hansen. A drop http://www.jetslockerroom.com/authentic ... ams-jersey , a play where he stepped out of the back of the end zone, and a single catch for eight yards. Hansen concludes an utterly invisible preseason. If draft position isn’t taken into account Hansen does not deserve a spot on this football team.Thomas Rawls. Stonewalled near the goal line. Five carries for 15 yards. Finished off a bad preseason. The offensive line did him no favors, but Rawls should not make this team.John Wolford. It’s harsh and maybe not fair to somebody who just walked onto the team, but he was out there playing so he gets evaluated. And Wolford was not good. Inaccurate, late on his reads, unable to move the team, Wolford showed very little to make a case for a practice squad spot.Jordan Leggett. Invisible. Leggett has shown nothing. He should not make this team, but his draft position and his limited playing time to date might save him.The Offensive Line. Opened few holes for the running backs, provided barely adequate time for the quarterbacks.Jets receivers’ hands. The Jets dropped pass after pass in this game. Charles Johnson, Tre McBride, Chad Hansen, Trenton Cannon, the list goes on and on. Not good.What about you? What do you think was good or bad about the game? Let us know in the comments.

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