The New York Jets were actively shopping star cornerback Darrelle Revis and they were involved in discussions with two potential trade partners. One of the teams in discussions with New York was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the Philadelphia Eagles also mentioned as a team interested in Revis. However, don’t consider the Eagles as an option any more.
According to the Philadelphia Enquirer, the Eagles have pulled out of Revis trade talks.
Philadelphia apparently pulled out of the trade talks with the Jets because of a growing speculation around the league that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ready to send multiple picks New York’s way for the shutdown corner.
The Eagles made overtures to the Jets about trading for cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to league sources, but they took themselves out of the running for one of the best defensive players in the NFL. Indications were that Revis was headed to Tampa Bay for several draft picks.
The Eagles will need to find new options at cornerback, but luckily for them there are still a number of viable options remaining. The cornerback market has been slow to develop, so that can play into the Eagles’ favor.