Darrelle Revis didn’t have his option picked up by the New England Patriots and now he’s likely to sign with the New York Jets.
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The New York Jets are expected to bring back All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis where he played the first six seasons of his NFL career after they made him the No. 14 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the likely reunion after the Patriots declined to pick up his option that would have paid him $20 million and a $25 million salary cap hit.
Immediately after the Patriots declined the option on Revis after his lone season in New England that saw him haul in two interceptions, 16 passes defended and 50 combined tackles and a Super Bowl ring, the Jets became the front-runner for his services.
Armed with plenty of salary cap space and a need at the position ever since they traded Revis for a first round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013, the Jets are hopeful there won’t be a separation this time around.
The deal isn’t officially official, but the Patriots had time to come to an agreement with Revis before declining his option, which was an expected move, so if they couldn’t come to terms then, it would appear unlikely they can trump the offer from the Jets.
Revis started all 79 games during his six years with Gang Green and had 19 interceptions. He made the first three of his four All-Pro teams with the Jets and developed into the premier cornerback in the NFL and the rare shutdown corner that teams covet.
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