The Jets released cornerback Darrelle Revis last month after a not-so stellar season followed up by an arrested that left the cornerback with various felony chargers. with all charges now having been dropped, it appears as if one team, on Revis is quite familiar with, may come knocking.
The New England Patriots are reportedly interested in signing the veteran corner during an offseason so far where they have managed to keep Malcom Butler and sign the best defensive back on the market, Stephon Gilmore.
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According to CBS Sports, numerous league sources, including some close to Revis, believe that if the potential future Hall of Famer plays anywhere in 2017, it will be for the Patriots.
Executives from numerous NFL clubs he sources they fully expect Revis to end up there. One personnel man, whose team has done a lot of work on the corner, told CBS Sports:
“We did our work on him. He can still play. He can cover. He doesn’t have that long speed anymore; he’s not going to cover a No. 1 receiver deep. But he can cover in tight spaces and he has great instincts. The film is not as bad as some would have you believe. He’s a perfect fit in that quarters scheme Belichick runs, and they have the kind of safeties who can help him out, too. We’re convinced he’s going back to New England. It just makes too much sense.”