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Jets & Bills Expected To Pursue CB Darrelle Revis

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New York Jets are expected to pursue CB Darrelle Revis this offseason in the event that he becomes a free agent.

  • According to Schefter, the Jets want to see if they can convince him to return to New York next year.
  • Schefter adds that new Bills HC Rex Ryan is expected to have interest in bringing Revis to Buffalo as well, so there appears to be a lot of interest from AFC East teams in the Pro Bowl cornerback.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk recently reported that the Patriots and Revis have yet to begin the process of discussing a long-term contract extension.

Florio mentions that when the two sides finally do sit down, the starting point for a new deal is likely to be a contract that includes $20 million in the first year.

According to Florio, if the Patriots balk at paying Revis that much in the first year, there will likely be a number of teams interested in speaking to the veteran cornerback including the Jets, Bills, Chiefs, and Browns. 

Sources have told Florio that the Patriots filing tampering charges on Jets owner Woody Johnson for his prior comments regarding Revis was an attempt to scare them away from pursuing him in the coming months.

Multiple reports have said that New England could pick up Revis’ $20 million option if talks don’t progress in the coming months.

However, Schefter said that it appears as though the Patriots won’t pick up Revis’ option.

Revis, 29, has put together an impressive first year in New England, which could result in another impressive contract for the six-time Pro Bowler.

According to OverTheCap.com, the Patriots will have until the final day of the 2014 league year to exercise his option.

In 2014, Revis recorded 47 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a recovery and 14 pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has Revis rated as the No. 4 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.

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