Minnesota radio station suggests trading Anthony Barr

SKOR North’s Matthew Coller knows that the Vikings need to free up space, and he pointed to a linebacker that he thought wasn’t worth his price.

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Coller suggested trading Anthony Barr so the Vikings could have more cap space. Barr is in the top 10 on the team for cap hit next season, per Over The Cap, and he’s coming off a year where he had 1.5 sacks and six tackles for a loss.

“I look at Barr as someone they should make some phone calls for,” Coller said on the Minnesota radio station. “Not because I think he’s a bad player, but I think when you’re cash-strapped you need to look at the value of everything.”

Trading Anthony Barr before June 1 would give Minnesota $2.3 million in cap savings and would create $10.4 million in dead money, per Over The Cap.

Barr’s ceiling has proven to be high, so maybe a team would take a chance on a trade and give up a decent draft pick for him. But would the rookie or bargain signing perform as well as Barr does? It’s hard to say. The linebacker has been lackluster, but his replacement is likely to be not as good.

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