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Jets reportedly will explore trading Darrelle Revis

Posted By Victor Barbosa On January 24, 2013 @ 9:17 am In Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Coming off their second consecutive season without a postseason berth, the Jets will explore options to deal star cornerback Darrelle Revis [1] this offseason, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora [2].

Revis is set to earn $6 million in 2013. Jets owner Woody Johnson [3] is said to have expressed desire to obtain value for Revis now, rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent a year from now.

Revis recorded 11 tackles and one interception this season, playing in only two games before suffering a torn ACL. In his previous five seasons in the league, Revis only missed three games [4].

Revis is considered to be one of the best defenders in the entire NFL. If Revis were to be dealt, it would incur a $9 million cap hit due to some option-bonus prorations involved in the contract, thus Revis would count an additional $3 million against the cap than he currently scheduled. The Jets could get around this issue somewhat easily, according to the report, via a restructuring or by releasing a veteran.

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[1] Darrelle Revis: http://media.weei.com/football/darrelle-revis.htm

[2] CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/jason-la-canfora/21604939/jets-owner-woody-johnson-to-explore-trading-darrelle-revis

[3] Woody Johnson: http://media.weei.com/football/robert-wood-johnson-iv.htm

[4] Revis only missed three games: http://weei.stats.com/fb/playerstats.asp?id=8268&team=20

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