Found January 26, 2013 on The Other Paper:
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The squall that is Darrelle Revis might have turned into a Category # 24 storm after it was revealed this week that the New York Jets had entertained thoughts of unloading their best player to avoid a big payout when his contract is up after next season. The Jets did everything they could to soothe the ego of the "speechless" cornerback who is seeking a contract  similar or "just north of" the deal the Bills gave defensive end Mario Williams — six years, $96 million with $50 mil guaranteed, according to The New York Post. Or enough to buy a real island. Now, two NFL sources told The Post Friday that the Jets were actually floating their interest around the league in trading Revis before he blew out his left knee against the Dolphins in Week 2 — a clear indication the team has no plans to sign him to the long-term contract he wants. One source told The Post that, before the injury, more than one NFL GM reached out to Revis' agents to say the Jets were looking into their options for trading the former All-Pro. Sooo ...  was Revis already aware that he might not have been in the Jets' long-term plans or what? Revis' agents declined comment yesterday. The 27-year-old Revis is set to make $6 million in 2013 — $3 million in base pay, the rest in bonuses — before becoming a free agent. The Jets need to re-sign or trade him before he leaves the team without them getting anything in return. I'm speechless by far but more importantly I feel more upset for the jet nation for having to go through this!!! — Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 24, 2013 The Jets are currently $19 million over the 2013 salary cap and desperate to get more talent on their roster and build through the draft.  A big Revis contract would put a speed bump on that avenue to rebuilding the team. While the Jets were noncommittal on the irked Revis' future with the team during the introduction of new general manager John Idzik on Thursday, they jumped through hoops to clarify the situation later. "I reached out to Darrelle and I made sure he knew exactly where we were coming from," Idzik said on NBC Sports Network's "Pro Football Talk. "And that this was my first day on the job, and our message to everyone was, 'Give us a chance to know each other and introduce ourselves to each other.' "Ultimately, that's the basis of comparison to whatever you may contemplate doing.  We haven't taken that first step and that's what I relayed to Darrelle." Idzik said Revis "reacted well" to his call.  "My feeling was that he was appreciative to hear from me about what happened." Welcome to the Jets Mr. Idzik. Have fun.
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