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Rapoport: Darrelle Revis Won’t Return at Current Salary for Jets

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It has not been a pretty season for cornerback Darrelle Revis. This week has been particularly turbulent with a few strange stories being published about the former All Pro.

It might be obvious by this point, but Ian Rapoport says Revis will not return to the Jets in 2017 on his current salary.

As Smackdad noted the other day, cutting Revis would save the Jets at least $9.3 million against the cap and possibly more.

There have been suggestions about Revis potentially moving to safety, but the economics just don’t work. At his current salary, Revis would be the highest paid safety in the league. Would it make sense to have him be the highest paid at a role where he is totally unproven?

Rapoport suggests the Jets could approach him about a paycut, but that also might sound better in theory than practice. The way Revis has played this season, it isn’t like you would say he’s overpaid at his current salary but would be worth it at a reduced rate. He looks like he might be finished.