The Buffalo Bills are pursuing free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis to reunite him with head coach Rex Ryan.
Darrelle Revis is looking at a reunion at either of his two AFC East suitors in the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, with the latter jumping into the sweepstakes for the All-Pro cornerback, according to Adam Schefter.
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The New England Patriots declined to pick up the option on Revis’ deal after recording two interceptions and 16 pass deflections and a Super Bowl ring in his first season in New England.
Moments after Revis officially became a free agent at 3 p.m. central on Tuesday afternoon as the league year began and free agency got underway, Schefter reported the Jets were likely to sign Revis where he played the first six years of his career.
But as things tend to happen at this time of year when free agency gets started, things are a known to change in this fluid environment and now the Bills are in the picture where Rex Ryan would love to acquire his former stud corner he had in New York, according to Schefter.
UPDATE: Buffalo News and veteran NFL scribe, Vic Carucci reports, the Bills are not pursuing Revis.
Ryan coached Revis for four seasons and he made three of his four All-Pro teams under his watch and blossomed into the league’s top corner. The Bills have already made a big splash this offseason with the trading of Kiko Alonso away to the Philadelphia Eagles for LeSean McCoy, so do the Bills have another big splash in them with Revis?
If the Bills are serious in their interest of Revis, it is going to come as a high price. According to CBS Sports NFL insider, Jason La Canfora, the Bills have to top his three-year, $48 million offer he has on the table.
The Bills defense would be downright scary and instantly one of the top units in the NFL with a Revis signing who would benefit from their stout defensive line who can create pressure and force quarterbacks to get rid of the ball before they’d like and let Revis make plays on the ball.
Revis had a career-high six interceptions in Ryan’s first year in New York, could a similar career-season be in play if he reunited with Ryan in Buffalo where he would play four games a year against the Jets and Patriots and burn his former teams?
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