Darrelle Revis says rumors of Jets trade “hit home”

Darrelle Revis vs. C.J. Spiller (Mel Evans / AP)

Darrelle Revis, working out in the Arizona desert, said that the hot rumors — and denials — that he is being offered for trade by the New York Jets “really hits home.”

As he continues to rehab from surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament that sidelined him most of last season, Revis was asked about playing for one team that’s been mentioned: the San Francisco 49ers.

“Well, you’ve got to tip your hat off to them for what they have done this past year,” Revis told Michael Robinson, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who hosts “The Real Rob Report” on the interwebs. “This is a team with a great coach, [Jim] Harbaugh, and great players on their team. I mean, they [made a Super Bowl] without me last year.

“For me, looking at their roster and their team, I would just be an addition to help them win that trophy. Would it be awesome? I mean, yeah. My main goal as a player, and I think of all of us as players in the NFL, is to hold that Lombardi Trophy up in the air and to wear that ring.”

Recent reports indicated that the Jets were shopping Revis at the scouting combine, but Coach Rex Ryan denied that.

“This hit home. This definitely hit home,” Revis told Robinson. “Especially being one of the best players out there and come to find out you’re getting shopped. Yeah, I mean, it really hits home. But it really doesn’t matter where I’ll be. I know what I can do. I’m confident in what I do and that’s why I’m here at Brett Fisher’s [facility] working out now.

“So whether it be there with the New York Jets or if it be with another team, I have to do what I have to do and play ball and do my services for that team.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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