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Report: Vikings Lose Sheldon Richardson To Free Agency; Anthony Barr To Stick With Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minnesota Vikings' Sheldon Richardson is leaving town while Anthony Barr has changed his mind and is staying with the Vikings, according to reports.

On Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Jets are in line to sign Barr to a contract. The Vikings declined to franchise tag Barr by the deadline last week. Barr is considered one of the top linebackers in free agency.

However, on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo says Barr has changed his mind and will stay with the Vikings.

So far, it looks like defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson will indeed be departing the team. Schefter says Richardson intends to sign a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

The deal is reportedly worth $39 million and includes $21.5 million in guarantees.

Just 28 years old, Richardson remains one of the most athletic interior linemen in the league. And now he'll join a young, athletic Browns team that will be looking for their first playoff appearance since 2002.

Free agency opens Wednesday.

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