Report: Member of Darrelle Revis’ camp certain he’s going to the Patriots
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Darrelle Revis on Wednesday afternoon, and the speculation continues to build that the All-Pro cornerback could wind up with the New England Patriots. The latest comes from Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News, who spoke with a source from Revis’ camp who seems convinced that the 28-year-old will sign with the Pats.
Member of Darrelle Revis camp chimes in on if he thinks cornerback will end up on Patriots (assuming he's cut). "It's going to happen" #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 12, 2014
CBS Sports.com’s Jason La Canfora also said shortly after Revis was released that he believes he will sign with the Patriots.
There have been reports about the Patriots being interested in Revis since it became clear that the Bucs had no intention of keeping him on their roster. Aqib Talib’s decision to sign with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday intensified those reports, as did another rumor that Revis has told those close to him that he would love to play for New England.
Granted, Mehta’s source could simply be a friend of Revis’ who is looking to add to the drama. He or she could also be expressing a gut feeling, which wouldn’t mean much.
One thing is for certain — the Patriots would love to sign Revis. The only question is if he is willing to break from his typically staunch business approach and work out a deal that is friendly for both sides. New England is not going to pay Revis anything close to $16 million per season.