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Jets might have a chance to bring Darrelle Revis back

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis eyes the offense of

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis eyes the offense of the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 13, 2010) Credit: Joe Rogate

Could Darrelle Revis be headed back to the Jets?

Less than a year after they traded the former All-Pro cornerback to the Buccaneers in exchange for a first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round choice, Revis might be out in Tampa. Which could mean that the Jets can bring him back.

Multiple reports Monday night suggested the Bucs are shopping Revis in a potential trade. ESPN's Adam Schefter went a step further, saying that Revis will be released no later than Wednesday if the Bucs can't find a trading partner.

If Revis were released, he would become an unrestricted free agent and could sign with any team.

The Jets would have preferred to keep him last season but knew that his contract demands were too steep for their salary-cap situation. So general manager John Idzik, just three months into the job, dealt Revis to the Bucs.

In return, the Jets got the 13th overall pick, which turned out to be Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, winner of the 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The Jets also got a fourth-round pick in 2014 that would become a third-rounder if Revis were on the Bucs' roster on the third day of the 2014 league year, which is Thursday. If not, the Jets would get a fourth-round pick.

The Jets are believed to be in the market for a cornerback, especially after releasing Antonio Cromartie on Sunday. They are in the mix for the most prominent free-agent cornerback, Alterraun Verner of the Titans, and also might have interest in Colts free-agent cornerback Vontae Davis.

The free-agency signing period begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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