Patriots Decline Option on Darrelle Revis

New England held a $12 million option for 2015 but decided to decline it and make Darrelle Revis an unrestricted free agent, effective at 4PM tomorrow. New England still has negotiating rights with Revis until 4PM tomorrow, but once that time comes, Revis will be free to sign with any team in the league.

The Patriots made a move today that most expected when they declined the option on Darrelle Revis for 2015. Revis would have accounted for $25 million against the cap so the Patriots didn't have much of a choice, and now they'll try to work out a long term, more team friendly deal that will appease both parties.

Revis played for the New York Jets from 2007 to 2012 before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2013 offseason. Revis signed a six-year contract with Tampa, but it was a series of one-year deals and Tampa decided to go in another direction after just one season, mainly because they were switching to a zone scheme under Lovie Smith. Upon Revis's release, the Patriots were the favorite to land him and did just that, signing him to a two year deal that was essentially a one-year deal with a place holder.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Revis will pick either the Patriots or the Jets, and if the money is the same, he'd prefer to stay in New England. We will keep you updated on the Revis news as it comes in,


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