New England appears ready to annex Revis Island.
Free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis has agreed with the New England Patriots on a 1-year deal worth $12 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The report came just hours after Revis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday afternoon.
CB Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014
Citing unnamed league sources, Schefter reported that Revis has yet to pass a physical or sign the contract with the Patriots, but "quickly" agreed to terms after being released by the Bucs.
Shortly after Schefter's initial report, Revis' marketing and business manager, John Geiger, tweeted that no deal was agreed upon.
As of now, nothing has been agreed to with Revis and Patriots.
— John Geiger (@JohnGeiger_) March 13, 2014
Revis, 28, spent the first six seasons of his seven-year NFL career with the New York Jets before being traded to Tampa Bay last offseason. Understandably, Jets fans and bloggers didn't seem pleased by the possibility that the 5-time Pro Bowl corner who sequestered the NFL's top wide receivers on "Revis Island" during his standout stint in New Jersey was heading for New England.
I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, "Crap."
— Gang Green Nation (@GangGreenNation) March 13, 2014
ohhhhh I'm gonna be sick ... #REVIS
— D. Marie* (@sportschickD) March 13, 2014
Our Worst Nightmare has come True! REVIS and the Pats! http://t.co/WPxZ4a3fft
— JetsTwit (@jetstwit) March 13, 2014
I've had better days.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) March 13, 2014
Darrelle Revis is reportedly "thrilled to be reunited with his sweeeeeeet sweeeeet money. Mwahahahahhaa!!!" #BassettsFakeSource
— Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) March 13, 2014
This is painful. My body hurts.
— Jets Nation (@HomeOfTheNYJets) March 13, 2014
As Jets fans were busy lamenting the reported relocation of Revis, the team chimed in with a "BREAKING" announcement of its own.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 13, 2014
While the Jets' acquisition of Giacomini may prove a wise one, the timing of the tweet didn't exactly reinvigorate those despondent fans.
— TommyG (@sliceofglife) March 13, 2014
@nickballs2000 Fair enough but hard to get excited about Giacomini signing MINUTES after Revis goes to NE.
— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) March 13, 2014
@nyjets excellent timing for the announcement. Did you notice the announcement that was made by the 2013 and 2014 afc east champions?
— Elliot (@elliotschimel) March 13, 2014