Report: Darrelle Revis training in Florida with hopes of playing

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Outside of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant doing some light recruitment on social media, there hasn’t been much evidence of interest in cornerback Darrelle Revis around the league since he was released by the Jets in late February.

That lack of interest apparently hasn’t led Revis to move on from hopes of playing another season in the NFL. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report reports that Revis is working out in Florida with designs on being on the field come September.

That desire may only stretch so far, however. As Cole points out, Revis is guaranteed $6 million from the Jets and that money comes with offsets so that the Jets’ payout would be pared down in the event Revis signed with another team. Unless that team pays him more than $6 million, Revis would essentially be playing for free as he’d be making the same money to play as he would to remain on the sideline.

Given Revis’ struggles on the field last season, questions about his conditioning and the fact that it is July, that price could be a major reach and Revis could remain unsigned after turning 32 later this month.

31 responses to “Report: Darrelle Revis training in Florida with hopes of playing

  1. Never bet against a determined, bright man like Revis. Some team will sign him for 2018 with veteran minimum this year and a large team option bonus due three days after the 2018 NFL season begins. If he pans out this year and has something left he makes another payday while the Jets pay the majority of his 2017 salary; if he is done, his new team won’t pick up the 2018 option. I’m betting Revis already has the structure refined and ready for the first major DB injury after July 27. I’d bet on the Patriots if for no other reason than it would stick it to the Jets again.

  2. 32 is not that old.

    Rodney Harrison was 31/32 when winning 38 & 39 with the Pats.

    I wouldn’t mind the Pats giving Revis a contract at the vet min (let the Jets pay the rest) on a 1 year deal with a team option at 6/7 million for year two. Just to see if he can step it up a notch or two.

    Lets face it, sometimes you “can’t go home”; and going back to the Jets was probably the worst decision Revis made after winning with the Pats.

  3. Revis may very well be the Don Mattingly of the NFL….

    a few great years…but marred by a lot of injured plagued years.

    but at least Mevis has that SB ring

  4. He’s not a great person, and he did fall off a lot the last two years, but I think he could still contribute to some team in some capacity.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up on Pittsburgh’s roster down the line.

  5. 1) He quit playing hard and performed poorly

    2) a team would offer him a small salary, vets minimum, maybe a little more with incentives

    3) he has an offset against what the Jets owe him, so if he plays for less than 6MM the Jets get the earnings, so he’d be playing for free.
    Do you think Revis would play a year for free?

    He’s done.

  6. Mevis will retire a Jet, commemorated by a “$” instead of a number.
    To help celebrate Mevis’ accomplishments, the Jets will contact the Colts to learn who designs that organization’s participation banners.
    Jets fans will celebrate Mevis with a spiral staircase salute

  7. No team is going to pay $6M for a guy who now moves about as quickly as an island – and who showed no commitment despite all that tampering money from Woody.

  8. Why? Will get 6 million if he stays home. No one will give him more than the Jets are on the hook for and he risks injury. And oh BTW, he made tens of millions during his (HOF?) career. Enjoy your life.

  9. No doubt Revis is a HOF CB whose last elite year was 2014. However that being said, I wouldn’t doubt that a contending team who has an injury at CB would take a flier on Revis for the Vet minimum with a team option for a second (pretty clever idea denebi1973).

    A motivated Revis would likely be a decent NFL CB for a couple of seasons. No longer elite but not a liability. His mind alone would make him at least decent.

    The Pats are an obvious choice. He played hard for BB in 2014 and was well liked in the lockerroom. But that will never happen UNLESS there is an injury to a top 4 guy.

  10. The only way Revis comes back to Foxborough is a major injury to a top 4 CB/safety. Hell, it could be a junior Seau situation where he played with us late in the 06-09 seasons to keep down the wear and tear and was basically awaiting a call if someone got hurt like Rodney Harrison/Colvin/Vrabel trade

  11. Could make interesting chemistry with Harrison Smith at safety for the Vikings. He still has the instincts for the corner position, but he is no longer the ‘island’ he once was. Playing as part of a safety pairing may extend his career by a few more years.

    Vikings could offer vet minimum and Revis will still get his $6m with the Jets making up the difference.

    A solid season at safety would be a great advertisement for another NFL payday next year.

  12. intrafinesse says:
    Jul 5, 2017 11:15 AM
    1) He quit playing hard and performed poorly
    Name a jet player that doesnt apply to?

  13. Come play for the Cardinals as CB across from Peterson. Let PP cover the WR1 on every snap and QBs would be forced to go to Revis Island. Don’t play for the money…that’s already there. Play for fun and competition.

  14. He wasn’t even trying last year. I think he is living a delusion that teams will pay him whatever he wants and he will come in and not even try, he was a joke last year, just trying to avoid contact at all costs.

  15. Then play for the veteran minimum and prove yourself. You owe it to the league for raping teams for years. They should have Revis rules when it comes to contracts.

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