Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has had an interesting offseason, if we are using interesting the same way many Minnesotans do (usually followed by a long and exaggerated "hmmmmm" and a bone-deep sigh).

He watched his fellow linebacker Eric Kendricks become the first of the Big Four extension candidates to cash in with the Vikings, then skipped some non-mandatory (but strongly suggested) workouts, then returned to the Vikings and talked a couple of times about how things are going.

Now it's late June, and Barr did a recent interview in which he shed a little more light on how he feels about an extension with the Vikings.

"I don't really get into the numbers [with contract negotiations]. It's more about feeling valued and respected than the actual dollar amount," he said. "It's not my decision; it's on them, and I would like to get it."

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