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Darrelle Revis says in Pittsburgh courthouse he’d like to play for Steelers

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Free agent defensive back Darrelle Revis talked to NFL Network on his way out the door after having criminal charges against him dropped in a Pittsburgh courtroom today, and he said he’d love to spend the whole offseason and upcoming season in Pittsburgh.

Asked if he’d be interested in signing with the Steelers, Revis said he’d love it.

“That would be great,” Revis said. “As a child I watched the Steelers play, went to a few games as a young child, I played here in high school and college, so to play here professionally would be awesome too. So we’ll see. Hopefully we’ll have a conversation with the Steelers.”

Revis said he’d be happy playing either cornerback or safety, whatever his new team wants, and he’s in excellent shape and eager to show he can still contribute.

“I’m 10 pounds lighter than I was last year at this time so I’m really hammering that,” Revis said. “The hunger is definitely there, just passion and love for the game, and I’m excited. I’m excited for this upcoming season. I just had to put this past me and now I can really focus on what team I can fit with, the best system and team and coaches.”

Ultimately, Revis said, he’ll end up wherever there’s a team that wants him, but he hopes that team is the Steelers.

“I want to go where I’m wanted at the end of the day,” Revis said. “This is where I’m from, I’m proud to be from here, proud to be a citizen of Pittsburgh.”

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46 Responses to “Darrelle Revis says in Pittsburgh courthouse he’d like to play for Steelers”
  1. themikegun says: Mar 15, 2017 3:22 PM

    …unless someone offers him more money.

  2. hawaiifunfnull says: Mar 15, 2017 3:23 PM

    Did he also mention a willingness to play for the vet minimum?

  3. wmnf says: Mar 15, 2017 3:25 PM

    Good, then he can see up close how pitiful the Steelers coaching philosophy is.

    On both sides of the ball.

  4. snowdood163 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:27 PM

    But he’ll settle for the browns if they offer one cent more.

  5. murphyslaw40 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:27 PM

    Steelers currently don’t have the 24 assigned to a player…

    If he is willing to price himself according to his current abilities, I don’t see why a two or three year deal wouldn’t work. Steelers could use the help back there, they are built for the twilight of Ben’s career, and for Revis to also ride into the sunset with a Lombardi as a Steeler would be a great ending for a Pittsburgh guy.

    Why not?

  6. grogansheroes says: Mar 15, 2017 3:28 PM

    Or in other words, “I’ll steal money from anyone.”

  7. tedmurph says: Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM

    I’d like to see him play for the steelers too. Put him on BCooks when they play the Pats.

  8. dietrich43 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:31 PM

    Of course he did, why else would the judge drop the charges?

  9. fivechampionships says: Mar 15, 2017 3:36 PM

    Says all the right things when there is money on the line. And no other time.

  10. averagejoe5050 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:37 PM

    Hard to lose that step, actually 2nd step in Revis’ case and still be successful

  11. goldtooth80 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:38 PM

    I bet anything he ends up in either Washington , philly or Dallas. They need to beef up to cover the best receiving core in the NFL found on the GIANTS.

  12. vesh31 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:40 PM

    He would play for an XFL team at this point no NFL team wants him now.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 15, 2017 3:42 PM

    He will fit right in the Steelers secondary that allowed a record 316 passing yards to Tebow in the playoffs.

  14. pardonmyjake says: Mar 15, 2017 3:42 PM

    but hightower didnt. i wouldnt trust this guy at all. when he was on the feild last year it was as if the jets were playing with 10 guy’s

  15. charger383 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:42 PM

    a smart thing to say when in court in Pittsburgh

  16. stipez says: Mar 15, 2017 3:50 PM

    Judge is a football fan and knows full well Revis ain’t knockin no one out cold. Nice try though.

  17. billjones383 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:56 PM

    So it wasn’t the fall guy approach that got the chargers dropped.

  18. bencoates57 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:03 PM

    Steelers is code for Patriots. Nice try, Revis. But I don’t think Bill is interested.

  19. patsrule59 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:04 PM

    “Why not?”

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    Because he can’t play anymore?

    Also complicating matters is the fact that he is guaranteed to be paid $6 million by the Jets this season, so unless there’s a team willing to pay him significantly more than that then it’s not worth him even playing.

    Early reports were that he was not willing to play for less than $8 million. based on his play the past two seasons, there is no way anyone is going to pay him that much.

  20. bencoates57 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:05 PM

    Why not you ask?

    Because pricing himself according to his current abilities means you’d get him for free. And there’s a league minimum.

  21. patsrule59 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:05 PM

    But he’ll settle for the browns if they offer one cent more

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    You just summed up Revis’ mentality perfectly in one sentence.

  22. blah773 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:06 PM

    Ummm… pass.

  23. ravensaresuperior says: Mar 15, 2017 4:09 PM

    Leaving a courthouse and playing for the Steelers…that’s about right.

  24. tehmc says: Mar 15, 2017 4:29 PM

    Darrelle Revis tells Cleveland court he would like to play for Browns.

  25. patsfaninus says: Mar 15, 2017 4:35 PM

    Highest bidder wins Revis and all his baggage.

  26. ragingyinzer says: Mar 15, 2017 4:36 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps | Mar 15, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT
    He will fit right in the Steelers secondary that allowed a record 316 passing yards to Tebow in the playoffs.
    ———–
    What an idiotic comment.

    By that same argument, he’d also fit right into the Steelers’ secondary that had 3 interceptions and held Fran Tarkenton to 102 yards passing in Super Bowl IX.

    Totally different teams.

  27. ajigel says: Mar 15, 2017 4:38 PM

    Considering how badly AJ burned him last year (180 yards on 12 catches), I’d absolutely love to see him on the Steelers

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:42 PM

    Dude lost several steps, his game has receded like his.hairline

  29. pastabelly says: Mar 15, 2017 4:46 PM

    ragingyinzer says:
    Mar 15, 2017 4:36 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps | Mar 15, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT
    He will fit right in the Steelers secondary that allowed a record 316 passing yards to Tebow in the playoffs.
    ———–
    What an idiotic comment.

    By that same argument, he’d also fit right into the Steelers’ secondary that had 3 interceptions and held Fran Tarkenton to 102 yards passing in Super Bowl IX.

    Totally different teams.
    ====================================
    The Steelers 2016 pass defense was pretty bad. They made Chris Hogan look like Julio Jones.

  30. flipola says: Mar 15, 2017 5:03 PM

    If he wanted to be a Steeler so badly, he could have gone there instead of Tampa Bay. Or New England. Or the Jets again.

  31. Big Ant TV says: Mar 15, 2017 5:10 PM

    come too the Cleveland we need a safety or another CB teach brody-calhoun and haden some thing while he still DECENT

  32. blah773 says: Mar 15, 2017 5:17 PM

    ravensaresuperior says:
    Mar 15, 2017 4:09 PM
    Leaving a courthouse and playing for the Steelers…that’s about right.
    ———————–

    this from a raven fan. that’s a nice statue of ray lewis you have.

  33. richabbs says: Mar 15, 2017 5:47 PM

    He’s obviously in top fighting condition…Oh, wait.

  34. mrclutch5569 says: Mar 15, 2017 6:01 PM

    Well maybe he won’t quit on his team like he has done with the Bucs and the Jets when the teams are playing bad. I think he can still play, but he has mental issues with his game and that’s what I can’t stand about Revis

  35. tomthebombtracy says: Mar 15, 2017 6:07 PM

    My fav Reis highlight was with Pitt at Heinz Field when he had the most ridiculous TD punt return I ever saw.

    Hall of Famer Rod Woodson left the Steelers because the pay for a safety was much less than a cornerback and the thought he could still play the former.

    Turned out to be an All Pro at both and won a ring….alas not as a Steeler.

    If Revis is interested in moving to safety and the commensurate cut in pay. well, hey, might make sense.

  36. draculalambert says: Mar 15, 2017 6:18 PM

    come to da burgh and get that ring!

    woot

  37. natijim235 says: Mar 15, 2017 7:25 PM

    perfect….another cancer in the locker room!

  38. bencoates57 says: Mar 15, 2017 7:45 PM

    He already HAS a ring.

  39. nhpats says: Mar 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    ragingyinzer says:
    Mar 15, 2017 4:36 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps | Mar 15, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT
    He will fit right in the Steelers secondary that allowed a record 316 passing yards to Tebow in the playoffs.
    ———–
    What an idiotic comment.

    By that same argument, he’d also fit right into the Steelers’ secondary that had 3 interceptions and held Fran Tarkenton to 102 yards passing in Super Bowl IX.

    Totally different teams.

    ———-
    Fran Tarkenton…..that was around the last time the Steelers had a good defense….

  40. daddeeo says: Mar 15, 2017 8:37 PM

    ?what a surprise?

    He’d play for the Idaho Bison if they would pay him…

    Stick a fork in yourself…you’re done

  41. kap1123 says: Mar 15, 2017 8:50 PM

    “I would like to play for (insert city here). Now please drop the charges against me”.

  42. thrifty says: Mar 15, 2017 9:23 PM

    If he had a DUI on his record, the patriots would come calling.

  43. steelcurtainn says: Mar 15, 2017 10:59 PM

    Come pick up a ring before u retire revis. Well find a spot for u.

  44. cpozsgai says: Mar 16, 2017 5:22 AM

    I would love to see Revis give his childhood city a small discount. We did not forget what you did for the Panthers and for most of your career. If you would only learn to tackle, you would be a lock for a safety. Probably not going to happen, though.

  45. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Mar 16, 2017 9:39 AM

    Steelers need Revis if they are going to have a balanced team. That is, criminals on both sides of the ball.

  46. boondockstlrssaint says: Mar 16, 2017 9:39 AM

    @pastabelly- unfortunately (as a fan of the Steelers), you are far too right lol
    I’m still amazed and astounded at what Hogan accomplished in that game. BB really is the GOAT coach, and Brady is either the most underrated (if you’re talking to random haters), or he’s in the conversation for best ever.
    Personally, I don’t believe that one man could be singled out as such, but I’m willing to listen to the argument(s).

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