Sources deny report that Jets' Mark Sanchez would be part of Darrelle Revis deal to Bucs
The Jets may be eager to unload Mark Sanchez's hefty contract, but the struggling quarterback won't be dealt along with Darrelle Revis, two sources told Newsday Friday.
ProFootballTalk.com reported that trade talks between the Jets and Tampa Bay -- the sole suitor for the recuperating Revis -- "have included the possibility of the Buccaneers assuming the contract" of the beleaguered quarterback. But a person familiar with Sanchez's situation, referring to the report, said "there's nothing to it," adding that Sanchez is expected to be back with the Jets this season.
In December, a league source confirmed that the Jets were open to trading or releasing the quarterback this offseason. But the three-year contract extension given to Sanchez by former general manager Mike Tannenbaum has proved to be a major roadblock in the process. The fifth-year quarterback is set to earn $8.25 million guaranteed in base salary in 2013.
Sanchez will be at the Jets' Florham Park facility Monday for the start of a voluntary offseason program. Revis also will be there. Six months removed from reconstructive knee surgery, he is scheduled for an MRI and a consultation with his surgeon, Dr. Russell Warren.
Jets sign punter. The Jets signed free-agent punter Ryan Quigley, 23, to compete with incumbent Robert Malone. As an undrafted free agent, Quigley punted 16 times for a 41.4-yard average in four preseason games for the Bears last year before being waived in September.