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Report: Woody Johnson 'very interested' in trading Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis made it clear he wants to be a Jet for life. But his owner may have other plans.
According to CBS Sports' NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Woody Johnson is interested in testing the market for his All-Pro cornerback.
"I've talked to some people today who say that Woody Johnson is very interested in trading Darrelle Revis," La Canfora said on tonight's episode of Showtime's "Inside the NFL."
"Now, you look at the Jets. They're in transition. A new general manager in John Idzik. One of his first courses of action may be trying to find out what he can get for Darrelle Revis. He's set to make $6 million this year. But then, after the season, he can't be franchised after 2013. They don't think they're going to have the wherewithal to keep him off the open market. So, if you're going to get any value for him, you need to find out what he's worth now."
Revis, 27, is currently rehabbing from an ACL tear suffered in Week 3.
The four-time Pro Bowler gave his fans an update on his recovery Tuesday, tweeting: “Just finished working out. The knee is feeling pretty good but still have a ways to go. #comeback24”
Back in October, Revis said he had no doubt he’ll be a shutdown cornerback again when he returns in 2013.
"There's no question that [I'll] be back to where I was,” he said the day before he underwent surgery. “and doing what I do best."
Revis' status for 2013 will certainly come up Thursday, when Johnson joins Rex Ryan for Idzik's introductory press conference in Florham Park.