Darrelle Revis was back with New York Jets teammates — as rumors continue to swirl he could be headed elsewhere soon.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis was back with New York Jets teammates — as rumors continue to swirl he could be headed elsewhere soon.
The standout cornerback reported Monday for the first day of the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program, a few hours after having an MRI exam with Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants’ team orthopedist, at a hospital in Manhattan.
The MRI exam results, according to several published reports, were favorable. ESPN New York reported Revis, 27, was cleared by Warren to begin running without restrictions.
Revis, who has been rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee in Arizona, did not speak with reporters who were waiting outside the entrance to the Jets’ training complex, driving past without acknowledging them.
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Revis is entering the last season of a four-year contract. A clause in that deal prevents the Jets from using the franchise or transition tag on him next year, so if he remains unsigned, he would become a free agent in 2014.
That is why Revis has been the subject of rampant trade rumors, with Tampa Bay appearing to be the most likely suitor.
Revis would have preferred to return to Arizona to continue his rehab, but will remain in New Jersey because his contract includes a clause for three $1 million bonuses that are tied together, including a workout bonus.
Revis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in September against Miami, and underwent surgery the next month. He has been rehabbing since, and has indicated in interviews he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.
“We would love to have him as a teammate,” Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said.
• Philadelphia released quarterback Trent Edwards, 29, who spent last season as the No. 3 and backup QB.
• Kansas City signed Akeem Jordan, 27, to provide depth and push for playing time alongside middle linebacker Derrick Johnson. Jordan played 82 games in six seasons for Philadelphia, where Chiefs coach Andy Reid had been in charge until he was fired in the offseason.
• Houston Texans officials are hoping two massive new video screens will help lure the 2017 Super Bowl to Reliant Stadium. Each end zone will have a screen 52.49 feet high and 277.17 feet wide, for a surface display of 14,549 square feet — biggest in the league.
The surface display Seattle Mariners baseball fans see at Safeco Field is 11,425 square feet.