ESPN reported he told the Jets on Monday he would be joining them but then got "cold feet". And the Vikings lost free-agent running back Latavius Murray to New Orleans on a four-year, $14.4 million deal.
Prior to this deal, Barr has made $25 million throughout his career per Spotrac.
Griffen's base salary of $10.9 million would become guaranteed if he is still on the roster Friday. Jordan verbally agreed to terms on a deal with Dallas before returning to Los Angeles.
He was the second-best free agent linebacker on NFL.com's list of the 101 best free agents, behind only Minnesota's Barr. However, it looks like the Jets will be looking for another option to replace Barr.
Barr is a three-time Pro Bowler and at 26 years old, gives Minnesota a cornerstone to continue building around.
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Although Barr would make the Pro Bowl for the fourth consecutive year, many felt that his desire to obtain edge rusher money as opposed to 4-3 linebacker money would keep him out of the Vikings' price range, but it appears the two sides have reached some sort of compromise.
The one big advantage the Vikings likely had in their negotiations is the fact that Barr is familiar with their defense.
Barr's contract with the Jets was set to pay him around $15 million per year, but it was not enough to keep the UCLA product from leaving the team that drafted him.
In 13 games last season, Barr had 55 tackles and three sacks.