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2014 NFL free agency rumors: Jets never reached out to Darrelle Revis

2014 NFL free agency rumors: New York Jets didn't reach out to Darrelle Revis With Darrelle Revis in New England, the Jets will now face him twice a year. (David Bergman/SI)

When reports began to surface last week that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were set to move on from cornerback Darrelle Revis, speculation immediately began that the Pro Bowl corner could find his way back to the New York Jets.

Revis ultimately ended up signing with the Jets AFC East rival, the New England Patriots, and it turns out that the Jets never had any true interest in bringing him back to town.

Revis says that as many as 26 teams showed interest in him when he was available.

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The Jets and Revis parted ways just a year ago, with New York sending Revis to Tampa Bay in exchange for the 13th pick in the 2013 draft (which the Jets used on Defensive Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson) and a conditional selection that would ultimately become a fourth-round pick in 2014.

Now, the Jets will get to face their former defensive star twice a year while they continue their quest to rebuild their atrocious secondary.

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