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Patriots showing interest in Darrelle Revis

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The New England Patriots are showing interest in cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots are expected to make a push for Revis, who will either be cut or traded by the Buccaneers in the next two hours.

The Patriots have a need for a cornerback after losing their top cornerback, Aqib Talib, in free agency. Talib signed with the Broncos, and bringing in Revis is about the only move the Patriots could make that would represent an upgrade after losing their best cornerback to their biggest conference rival.

It’s not known whether the Patriots would be willing to trade for Revis and pay him the $16 million a year his current contract calls for, or if they’re only planning to make a move for him when and if the Buccaneers cut him. But bringing Revis on board would be a bold move after a quiet start to free agency in New England.

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  1. scoops1 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:17 PM

    Please make this happen!!!!!

    just to stick it in the JETs face again!!!!

  2. jetsfan67 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:17 PM

    Go ahead and sign him patsies. You can have mevis.

  3. calhounlambeau says: Mar 12, 2014 2:18 PM

    I had no idear the Pats were interested in Revis.

  4. buttfumbles says: Mar 12, 2014 2:18 PM

    Nooooooooo

  5. zeedoubleyou says: Mar 12, 2014 2:19 PM

    I want this to happen just to see how Belichick handles Revis asking for more money a year from now.

  6. steelerben says: Mar 12, 2014 2:19 PM

    Everyone could see this coming from a mile away. The Pats will wait until he’s cut and then sign him to a cap friendly contract.

  7. pencilmonkeymagic says: Mar 12, 2014 2:19 PM

    Oh, now that would be funny…

  8. pats2001 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:20 PM

    there is no chance in hell the pats will get him. it just makes too much sense and for the last 5+ years, belichick loves to not make moves that seem to make sense

  9. coltzfan166 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:20 PM

    Lol no cornerback is worth $16 mil/year

  10. stealthjunk says: Mar 12, 2014 2:21 PM

    Wow, Denver is using free agency is destroy its competition — brilliant strategy. Not only did Denver improve by stealing Talib and making New England’s defense worse off, but now, just to replace Talib’s production, New England is stuck chasing a guy with a lot of question marks that will cost them more money than Talib PLUS draft pick(s). John Elway has this GM thing figured out.

  11. northerntanned says: Mar 12, 2014 2:21 PM

    This would require the Pats to out bid other teams. Seems unlikely

  12. patriotinvasion says: Mar 12, 2014 2:21 PM

    Please!

  13. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Mar 12, 2014 2:21 PM

    has been. belongs with the cheats.

  14. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Mar 12, 2014 2:22 PM

    they wont get anybody to pick up that 16 mil so they will end up just cutting him

  15. audge86 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:22 PM

    I hope they can do it

    It’s big $$ but we need a good corner and we’re pretty awful at drafting them

    If they give him a signing bonus, they can keep his cap hit low this year. It all hits eventually but it can hit when Hernandez is off the books and the cap is higher

    More likely that they’ll sign cromartie or DRC though

  16. whatnojets says: Mar 12, 2014 2:22 PM

    Get your secret de-coding device out!

    I am sure that a lot of “messages” will be transmitted to Florham Park

  17. calhounlambeau says: Mar 12, 2014 2:23 PM

    Darrelle Revis could be playing for the NY Jets, still be adored by fans, do charity work, become a legend and take advantage of a great opportunity. But it had to be all about him. When he retires he’s not going to have a fanbase who loves him forever, he’s not going to have a jersey ceremony, people won’t wear his jersey for for the next 50 years. He’s a stain.

  18. akshunj says: Mar 12, 2014 2:24 PM

    I’ll believe it when I see it…

  19. ez4u2sa says: Mar 12, 2014 2:24 PM

    Now we’re going to find out just how smart Revis is. Anyone can just sit back and hold out for the most money. Frequently, they lose on Sunday and just take solace in the big paycheck they take to the bank. Now, when an organization that is a pernennial contender comes offering a big payday AND a chance to be a winner… Well, as I said, now we’ll find out just how smart Revis is.

  20. snookau says: Mar 12, 2014 2:26 PM

    Isn’t that tampering?

  21. denverwally says: Mar 12, 2014 2:26 PM

    DRC = Talib without the character issues and chronic hip issues.
    Sign him up, the Pats D won’t miss a beat.

  22. mataug says: Mar 12, 2014 2:26 PM

    wouldn’t one of the Cromarties be a better option ? How much can one corner really do for you ?

  23. bigggbag says: Mar 12, 2014 2:28 PM

    Revis don’t waste your time on the Pats if you want a ring !!

  24. 6ball says: Mar 12, 2014 2:28 PM

    .

    It’s highly doubtful the Patriots sign a deal that allows Revis to become a distraction. He may be better off to sign a one year deal with New England, perform well on the big stage and enter free agency again next year.

    .

  25. haraldsigurdson says: Mar 12, 2014 2:28 PM

    I’d flip out if they actually traded for him, as opposed to picking him up as a free agent. They only have to wait 90 minutes and they wouldn’t have to give up any draft picks for him. BB has patience…

  26. phiddysent says: Mar 12, 2014 2:29 PM

    Phiddy Sent predicts – Bradley Fletcher and a 4th to Tampa for Revis and a restructured contract to Philly.

  27. kane337 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:30 PM

    Future Falcon For Sure

  28. ravenswhat says: Mar 12, 2014 2:31 PM

    How is he going to help their steadily declining 37 year old QB next year?

  29. nehxas says: Mar 12, 2014 2:31 PM

    Would*

  30. fishyinalittledishy says: Mar 12, 2014 2:33 PM

    Dont need Revis back in the East. STAY AWAY

  31. revren10 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:33 PM

    Patriots wont do this they’d rather settle for some defensive back from appalachian state in the draft because that player offers value

  32. themagicman1223 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:35 PM

    Honestly if Sherman would be looking for the same kind of dough as Revis I wouldn’t mind seeing him leave.

  33. dangerturtle says: Mar 12, 2014 2:35 PM

    The Jets ended up with the DROY and what’ll probably end up being a 4th for a rehabbing corner who was going to either hold out for his third time or leave anyway. It was still a good trade, and if they waited they would have gotten nothing.

  34. c9zz says: Mar 12, 2014 2:36 PM

    I hope they avoid this troublemaker. All he does is hold out for mo money when he’s already overpaid. Pats got rid of “glass hip” Talib, hopefully they upgrade to someone other than mevis.

  35. suggshashorsegums says: Mar 12, 2014 2:36 PM

    LOVE all these petrified Jets fans on here! Don’t worry, Pats will cruise to another home playoff game, while the Jets will continue to be a cesspool.

  36. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 12, 2014 2:40 PM

    Future Falcon? I think ATL has all the trust in the world in their two young corners. Both guys did very well in terms of passes defensed last year, one of them did so despite playing very little early in the year, and they both generated a handful of turnovers. No way they break the bank to bring in Revis.

  37. deliveredbysherpa says: Mar 12, 2014 2:40 PM

    Will Denver be crying when Talib is injured in the playoffs and NE has Revis and, perhaps, DRC?

  38. patriotslove12 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:42 PM

    These free agent clowns (aka Bill) better make this happen! I can’t take how much the Broncos are improving while we just stand “pat.” Now I know where that saying derives from…

  39. realdealsteel says: Mar 12, 2014 2:42 PM

    I think the “panic botton” will be hit and the Pats pull the trigger on this deal. Boy the Jets are going to get it stuck to them big time! This is comical.

  40. spoilerfutbol says: Mar 12, 2014 2:44 PM

    Pay 12M per year to revis > Pay almost 10 to Talib

  41. filmex2000 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:44 PM

    Ever since they let Adam Vinatieri leave, the Pats have made an ongoing series of roster decisions that are mind-boggling. Maybe that’s why they have been to just one Super Bowl since then, and they lost that.

    If we’re going to be honest, there really isn’t much difference between the Pats brain-trust and that of Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. The Pats have had more success simply because they are in the inferior AFC.

    Meanwhile, they refuse to pay anyone but a murderous wide receiver while Jones’ personnel decisions rival those of Al Davis during his demented years.

  42. iammrbinky says: Mar 12, 2014 2:45 PM

    Hard to believe the Pats will outbid the Browns, Raiders or Jets.

  43. evinnie says: Mar 12, 2014 2:46 PM

    Remember when Revis called Belichek a Jerk.

  44. jetsarestacked says: Mar 12, 2014 2:48 PM

    so the patriots have like $15 million in cap space and yet they’re going to use most of that to sign revis? riiiiiiiiight.

  45. jetset24 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:52 PM

    come on man, this sucks!

  46. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Mar 12, 2014 2:53 PM

    Darrelle,

    You want to sign for less with us.

    Yes, you do my son.

    -BB/Jedi Mind Tricks.

  47. jpb12 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:53 PM

    It’s more likely that they sign Rodgers-Cromartie and Darren Sproles with the $ Revis would demand

  48. wrdtoyrmama says: Mar 12, 2014 2:54 PM

    Hard to believe the Pats, with no prior history of breaking the bank on defenders, would break the bank for Revis, especially in a weak passing division like the AFC East.

    It seems like Revis would be more likely to get paid better by the Niners, who seem under the radar at the moment, and of more value to them out in the NFC West.

  49. pftfan says: Mar 12, 2014 2:56 PM

    Ok, the Patriots have $15M in cap space and are showing “interest” in Revis? Holy smokescreen, Batman!

    I think most GM’s are wise to this type of misdirection. Pats are probably targeting a much more affordable Captain Munnerlyn and are trying to throw Idzik and the Jets off the scent.

  50. all4patriots says: Mar 12, 2014 2:56 PM

    to the guy who said “Hard to believe the Pats will outbid the Browns, Raiders or Jets.”

    Revis has already said
    1)he wants to play for a WINNER
    2) he wants to get top dollar

    Browns, Raiders, Jets = LOSERS

  51. wrdtoyrmama says: Mar 12, 2014 2:57 PM

    why would Sproles go to the Pats when they have younger and cheaper Vereen?

    The only thing comical about this from the Pats/Jets perspective is watching the Pats fan base backpedal on the Revis criticism, if Bill does sign off on acquiring him.

  52. glenno08 says: Mar 12, 2014 2:59 PM

    Jeremy Jacobs oops I mean Bob Kraft won’t do it. He needs to sustain winning seasons not winning Super Bowls. He is still living in the last decade. He says he was a fan before he was an owner. Well if he doesn’t win soon, the PATS will soon be playing before crowds not seen since before Parcells saved our franchise.

  53. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Mar 12, 2014 3:02 PM

    The Pats are just driving up the interest in Revis so that somebody else overpays for him.

  54. dolphansanity says: Mar 12, 2014 3:08 PM

    Dear God, Please don’t let the Patriots get Revis. I promise I’ll stop smoking, drinking, cursing and cheating. And please God, send us another Dan Marino. Yours truly, Dolphin Nation . Amen

  55. whiteknightblackheart says: Mar 12, 2014 3:08 PM

    As a Jet fan, I hope they do sign him. I will laugh at all of the pink Pats Revis jerseys, which will only be good for one year. If the Tannebaum years showed anything, it’s that you don’t win Championships throwing money at flashy FA’s, and you certainly don’t build roster depth throwing that percentage of your cap on a guy who doesn’t touch the ball.

  56. billsfan1 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:14 PM

    He wouldn’t accept a trade where he would make less money. Why should we think he would necessarily take NE’s offer of a “cap friendly contract”. They won’t pay him what he thinks he is worth and I can’t imagine him taking less than he thinks he is worth

  57. bencoates57 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:14 PM

    “The Pats have had more success simply because they are in the inferior AFC.”

    Inferior? Last year the AFC won the SB. And as a Boys fan, you belong to the weakest division in the league.

    And the Pats have narrowly lost 2 SBs since, not one — and been to 2 additional AFCCGs. If not for freak injuries late in season or playoffs (or like last year, throughout season), they could have gone further. Nothing wrong with the strategy.

  58. boston444 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:14 PM

    Pats need to wait for Revis to be cut, sign him and have a large signing bonus to keep his cap number low. Then amendola needs to be cut and they should go after Hakeem nicks or Eric decker and re-sign Edelman

  59. bencoates57 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:18 PM

    “John Elway has this GM thing figured out.”

    When was the last time a team that won free agency actually performed well the following year? It’s a curse.

  60. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Mar 12, 2014 3:19 PM

    So its the Pats and Eagles huh? The most notorious smoke screen teams in the league. I doubt it’s either.

  61. pastabelly says: Mar 12, 2014 3:19 PM

    The Patriots should trade a 4th round pick to the Bucs for him. The cash and cap hit are $16M per year, which may be $3M over his true market value, but the team should suck it up. If he’s healthy, he’s probably worth it and there is never a cap penalty if you cut him. Signing him to a new deal means new guaranteed money. He should be rented for the same duration as Tom Brady continues to play. This makes sense. That means it will never happen.

  62. beachsidejames says: Mar 12, 2014 3:21 PM

    Revis won’t take .10 cents less than the contract he has now. Thats him….

  63. jchipwood says: Mar 12, 2014 3:31 PM

    Its funny how pats fans say they don’t give big contracts or have to sign players from free agency but yet their all in for Revis.

  64. jetfan74 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:34 PM

    I smell a wink/nod trade deal went down last year. Idzik told him not to worry because I am gonna get the most I can for you and you get your money until they cut you. When they cut you Darrelle I will be there to give you the money you deserve and you will come back home and play for a coach you love and feels the same about you. Elway thinks he has this thing down, but he might want to take notes. You don’t buy rings, you earn them. Revis isn’t blind, he can see what’s going on in Florham Park. He might like his money, but he needs to feel the love. No better place than home!!!!!

  65. finsblood13 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:34 PM

    Miami Dolphins 2014 AFC East Champs!! Book it

  66. johnnycantread says: Mar 12, 2014 7:29 PM

    I will be stunned if the Pats sign Revis.
    Revis wants big money, and the Pats are cheapskates.

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