NFL Notes: Darrelle Revis, 49ers, Eagles, Texans

Darrelle Revis

If Darrelle Revis is going to continue his career, the expectation is that he’ll have to move to safety.

One defensive backs coach for an AFC team tells Albert Breer that Revis is fully capable of making the conversion if he wants to and reinvent himself much like Charles Woodson did upon the Packers later on in his career.

“[Revis] can do whatever he wants. It’s a matter of whether he wants to,” said the DBs coach. “The thing about Woodson, he was still throwing his body around at that point. And Revis has done that when he’s had to do it, but not all the time. Does he, mentally, want to sell out and do that all the time? That’ll be the interesting part.

“You have to be able to pick up the whole game at safety, and he can do that, he’s a smart guy,” said the coach. “It’s really gonna be the buy-in. How physical do I want to be? At corner, you’re tackling and hitting, but it’s not on every play like it is at safety. He’s a stout guy. He should be able to do it. It’s not like he’s a (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), where he couldn’t take the pounding and it’d never happen. He can do it.


  • Albert Breer mentions free agent WR Pierre Garcon as someone who could make sense for the 49ers this offseason.
  • San Francisco has a need at receiver and Garcon could be a viable stopgap, according to Breer, for the 49ers.
  • Garcon also played for Kyle Shanahan while in Washington and the 49ers have plenty of cap space to make him a competitive offer.


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Eagles LT Jason Peters will be back in Philadelphia for the 2017 season, despite some speculation that the team could move on from him.
  • Mike Garafolo adds that there will be no changes to Peters’ salary for next year.
  • Adam Caplan of ESPN previously reported that the Eagles approached Peters regarding a possible pay cut.


Texans free agent CB A.J. Bouye tells Albert Breer of that he isn’t mad that Houston most likely won’t use their franchise tag on him.

“I talked to my agent, and I’m not mad that they probably won’t franchise me, just because of how much the franchise tag is for a corner,” Bouye said. “It’s a lot. At the same time, the situation in Houston, money-wise, there’s no telling what’s going to happen. At the end of the day, I know they want to bring me back but they have other things they have to address, which I totally understand.”

The franchise tag would run the Texans over $14 million for the 2017 season fully guaranteed.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.

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