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Jets Fined $100K for Tampering

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL announced Tuesday that the New York Jets will be fined $100,000 for owner Woody Johnson's remarks last year about cornerback Darrelle Revis.

During a news conference last December, Johnson said that he would, "love to have Darrelle back."

Johnson made these comments while Revis was still playing for the New England Patriots, who proceeded to file tampering charges.

The Jets signed Revis to a five-year, $70 million contract this offseason. After the signing, Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented that he wished Revis, "was still with us." That,  in turn, prompted the Jets to file tampering charges against the Patriots, but ESPN says the league will not punish New England.

Revis spent his first six seasons with the Jets before leaving for Tampa Bay in 2013. He signed with New England for the 2014 season and played a big part in the Patriots winning Super Bowl XLIX.

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Revis Returns to the Jets 

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After spending the last two seasons with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cornerback Darrelle Revis is returning to the New York Jets, according to ESPN.

ESPN reports Revis receives a five-year, $70 million contract -- $39 million guaranteed. That makes him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.

Revis, 29, helped the Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl of this century last season.

The Patriots could have picked up a $20 million option on the four-time All-Pro for the 2015 season but declined. Revis then became a free agent at 4 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday before agreeing to join the Jets.

During Revis' six seasons with the Jets, he made four Pro Bowls. The phrase "Revis Island" was also created referring to his ability to shut down an opposing teams' best receiver.

In 2013, Revis was traded by the Jets to Tampa Bay for first and fourth-round picks. Revis then signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Bucs. He stayed in Tampa for only one season before joining the Patriots.

Revis played in all 19 games for the Pats last season, recording 53 tackles, 18 passes defended, three interceptions, and one forced fumble.


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Patriots Decline $20 Million Option on Revis

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(FOXBORO, Ma. ) -- Darrelle Revis is free to sell his services to the highest bidder once again.

The New England Patriots declined a $20 million dollar contract option on the All-Pro cornerback Monday, allowing Revis to enter free agency.

Revis's original team, the New York Jets are believed to be very interested in reuniting with their 2009 first round pick.  The Jets traded him in 2013 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a first-round and what would eventually be a fifth-round selection. The Jets selected defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the first-rounder in 2013.

The Patriots continue to actively negotiate with Revis after recently re-signing defensive back Devin McCourty to a five-year, $47.5 million contract. 

New England filed tampering charges against New York in January after Jets' owner Woody Johnson stated he would "love for Darrelle to come back."

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Report: Patriots File Tampering Charges Against Jets

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(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots have filed tampering charges against the New York Jets over comments made by team owner Woody Johnson during an end-of-season press conference.

The NFL office is looking into whether Johnson committed a violation for comments he made regarding cornerback Darrelle Revis.

During a December 29th press conference, when Johnson announced the firing of Rex Ryan and John Idzik, a reporter responding to Johnson's acknowledgement that the team should have spent more money last season asked, "how much of it was your decision [to not re-sign Revis], when he made it clear he wanted to come back?"

"Darrelle is a great player and if I thought I could have gotten him for that, I probably would have taken him," Johnson responded. "It was our best judgment to do what we did, but I'd love for Darrelle to come back."

Johnson realizing he made a mistake in his comments issued a statement the next day saying he, "misspoke" and called Patriots owner Robert Kraft to "emphasize those points."

If found in violation of the league's anti-tampering rules, Johnson could face a fine or the team could forfeit a draft pick.

Revis is due $20 million next year as a contract option with the Patriots.  If they decline the option, he will become a free agent. 

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Jonas Gray Oversleeps, Sent Home By Team

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBORO, Ma) -- Coming off of a 200-yard rushing performance against the Indianapolis Colts, Patriots running back Jonas Gray could do no wrong.

Friday, Gray was served a piece of head coach Bill Belichick's famous humble pie as he was sent home from practice after he arrived at the facility late.

Gray claims he overslept after his phone died; which he uses as an alarm clock. Gray reportedly went back to the facility to apologize to his teammates and coach Belichick. 

Gray is not the first Patriots player to receive this type of treatment for being late.  Players of the past including Randy Moss and Adalius Thomas were also sent home.  Earlier this season cornerback Darrelle Revis was sent home for arriving late. Revis played later that week against the Bears. 


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Richard Sherman on New Contract: It's 'All About Respect'

Steve Dykes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks have shutdown cornerback Richard Sherman, who is entering the final year of his contract this season. The team and Sherman are in ongoing discussions, but the two sides are far apart, reports ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder.

Sherman is due $1.4 million this season and had 18 pass deflections to go along with eight interceptions, including his biggest in the NFC Championship game against the 49ers to clinch their Super Bowl berth.

"Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect," Sherman told NFL Network on Wednesday. "It's all about respect in this game and the only way people show respect is the dollars. We'll see what happens."

The New England Patriots signed cornerback Darrelle Revis during the offseason to a one-year deal for $12 million and Sherman could command even more than that.

Seattle will open up the season on Sept. 4 at home against the Green Bay Packers.

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Buccaneers Release CB Darrelle Revis

Don Juan Moore/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday.

The Bucs acquired Revis from the New York Jets before last year’s NFL draft, in which they sent their 2013 first-round selection and their 2014 fourth-rounder selection. In 16 games, he recorded 50 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack.

“We would like to thank Darrelle for his time and effort with our organization last year,” said Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. “Darrelle showed a lot of heart last year as he worked extremely hard to get himself back on the field following his knee injury sustained the previous season. We have specific ideas regarding the best way to build this defense and, while you never like to lose a good player, we believe this is in the best interests of our team moving forward. Darrelle was a true professional here in Tampa Bay and we wish him continued success in his career.”

After acquiring Revis, Tampa Bay gave him a six-year, $96 million contract. He was set to earn $16 million this season.

Late Wednesday night, ESPN reported Revis and the New England Patriots agreed to a one-year contract, worth $12 million. The deal is pending a physical.

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Buccaneers Sink Dolphins to Earn First Victory of the Season

Leon Halip/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Darrelle Revis' interception with 1:35 left in the game sealed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first win of the season, as they defeated the Miami Dolphins 22-19 on Monday night.

Revis wasn't the only Bucs' defender to step up. Tampa Bay held the Dolphins to a franchise-low two yards rushing for the game.

“I think they really played well," Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said of his team's run defense. "The guy who has struggled the last couple of weeks, I thought (linebacker) Mason Foster stepped up and played really (well) – I’ll have to see the tape, but I just saw him flying around out there tonight. And Lavonte David, every week. Then the interior guys – it’s harder to see, but I bet you Gerald played very well, again. I thought our safeties supported the run well; Mark Barron seemed like a blur sometimes coming down hill. All those pieces fit together. When you can have an effort like that, two yards rushing, I think what that does, too, is the time of possession – I think we were like nine-minutes plus in time of possession. When you run the ball for a buck-forty and you hold them to two, that’s going to eat a lot of clock."

As for the Dolphins (4-5), the loss comes in the team's first game since the team started dealing with an alleged bullying scandal in their locker room.

The Dolphins fell behind 15-0 early in the second quarter but were able to claw back and eventually take a 19-15 lead late in the third quarter. But that lead didn't last long as the Bucs scored on their next drive to take the lead for good.

Tampa Bay (1-8) will look to make it two straight next Sunday when it hosts Atlanta.

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Revis Meets with Greg Schiano

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis cleared the air with head coach Greg Schiano on Wednesday after reports surfaced that the Pro-Bowler was unhappy in his new home and wasn't a fan of the coaches schemes.

Revis had a one-on-one meeting with Schiano on Wednesday.

"I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page," Revis said. "Those things in the paper do get out, rumors here and there. I just wanted to make sure. I wanted to talk to him personally, to say, 'Hey, just to let you know, I don't know if you know or if you believe it or not,' just to make sure he saw me.

"It's a tough time for this team. We're 0-2 and we don't want any distractions, so we want to focus and prepare for the team at hand each week," he continued.

Schiano didn't read too much into the reports, but said it was great to see Revis come up and address the issue.

"That was very brief and very nice of him to come up," Schiano told the media Wednesday. "It wasn't necessary. There's a lot of stuff floating around, I guess, and he said, 'Coach, I just want to set it straight.' It was good to see him but really not necessary. It was good that he came up. It wasn't requested. It was on him."

The Buccaneers will take on the New England Patriots (2-0) on Sunday.

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Buccaneers: Revis to Play in Season Opener

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(TAMPA) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is expected to start the season opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 8.

Revis spent the offseason recovering from a torn ACL and was traded to Tampa by the Jets.

"Barring no setbacks, the plan is for CB Darrelle Revis to play in the season opener against the Jets," the Buccaneers tweeted on Friday.

The four-time Pro Bowler has 19 interceptions in 79 career games and has been practicing without a knee brace.

"I think I'm just going to try to be myself and prepare like I do for every week," Revis told The Tampa Bay Times recently. "But I think the big moment will be going there and right before game time, and being there, and running out of the tunnel and all that kind of thing. That will be totally different."

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