Former Vikings Barr, Richardson find new homes in free agency

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It's the second move up front in the last week by general manager John Dorsey, who acquired edge rusher Olivier Vernon in a trade with the New York Giants. Here are some of the best Tweets following the news of Barr's decision to remain with the Vikings.

On Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Jets are in line to sign Barr to a contract.

Pro Football Focus ranked Barr as their third highest rated free agent linebacker after Jordan Hicks and C.J. Mosley.

Barr is a three-time Pro Bowler and at 26 years old, gives Minnesota a cornerstone to continue building around.

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After the Vikings hired a defensive-minded coach in Mike Zimmer back in 2014, he went out and made Barr the first pick of his head coaching career when he selected the former UCLA linebacker with the ninth overall pick. Schefter says Richardson intends to sign a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

Murray had a salary-cap number last season of $5.2 million after agreeing to restructure his contract. We don't have a ton to go on in terms of how one's efficiency as an off-the-ball linebacker translates into efficiency as an edge in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense, so this will be a considerable leap of faith for the Jets, essentially asking him to switch positions in his sixth National Football League season.

The Vikings were top-five in opponent's yards per game. When Cook had a hamstring injury in 2018, Murray started six games and finished the year with 578 yards.

Free agency is always filled with a series of unforeseeable twist and turns.

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