Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has started running on a treadmill, a big step forward in his recovery from a torn ACL.
His camp would like to see his soap opera with the Jets take a big step forward as well. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Revis’ camp wants a resolution on Revis’ status, i.e. a resolution on whether or not he’ll be traded, as soon as possible. Revis and company fear that the cornerback market could dry up as free agents like Sean Smith and Aqib Talib land new contracts, so they would like to see something happen sooner rather than later.
Cimini thinks the Jets might see that as an advantage if they still hold out hope of signing him to a new deal on terms friendly to the team, although any course of action that involves holding onto Revis into the summer and/or next season also ratchets up the risk of losing him with no compensation after the 2013 season.
Teams who do wind up spending big money on cornerbacks once free agency opens are going to be unlikely landing spots for Revis in a trade this offseason, although continued progress in his rehabilitation should ensure that there’s enough interest to keep the trade fires burning even after Smith, Talib and others get paid.