Revis is hoping to continue his playing career in 2017, Alex Butler of United Press International reports. Revis -- who'll turn 32 in July -- was cut by the Jets in February following one of the worst seasons of his career. He's been training in Florida this offseason and said he's willing to move to safety if need be. However, ESPN's Rich Cimini reported in May that a group of NFL officials said the consensus is that there's no market for the veteran cornerback due to his significant decline in 2016 and "whispers about his commitment." On the bright side for Revis, he's still guaranteed $6 million from the Jets this season even if he doesn't play.
Revis won't face league discipline for the felony assault charges that were dropped in March, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. Revis was arrested in February and charged for his alleged involvement in an altercation that left two men unconscious. After his March hearing, however, all charges against Revis were dropped. Upon completing its own review, the NFL also saw no reason to punish Revis, who was released by the Jets shortly after the incident. Now a free agent, the 31-year-old can ensure prospective teams of his availability, even though his poor performance last season may be the larger concern on that front.
Revis might consider a return to New England, the Boston Herald reports. Coming off an ugly season in which he looked nothing like his former self, Revis was involved in a February incident that initially led to four felony charges. Subsequently released by the Jets, the 31-year-old cornerback was cleared of all charges Wednesday, and he now intends to resume his career. He said he's already lost 10 pounds while working with a new trainer -- essentially acknowledging that he was overweight last season. With his value at its lowest point ever, Revis could be a low-cost replacement for Patriots CB Malcolm Butler, who's been the subject of constant trade rumors this offseason. The Steelers could also be a fit for the Pennsylvania native and former Pitt Panther, offering a competitive roster that's a bit shaky at cornerback.
Revis was cleared of all charges Wednesday for his alleged involvement in a Feb. 12 incident, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports. After taking in witness testimony, the judge dismissed the case that may have played a role in Revis' release from the Jets at the end of February. With the justice system ruling in his favor, he can now focus on free-agent visits, which are sure to be scheduled in the near future. While he was torched at times last season, the 30-year-old still notched 53 tackles (43 solo), five passes defended, and one interception in 15 contests.
The Jets opted to release Revis on Wednesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. The veteran was slated to make $15.3 million in 2017 ($6 million guaranteed), which includes a $2 million roster bonus on March 11. Given that Revis will be 32 at the start of the 2017 season, his reduced production in 2016, and a recent alleged off-the-field incident, it is not all that surprising that the Jets are opting to cut ties the cornerback.
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