|09.06.10 at 1:41 am ET|
According to multiple reports, the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis have agreed to a seven-year contract extension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the numbers on the the deal are “likely to be a team, but not NFL record.” Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting the deal has $32 million in guaranteed money and can be voided to four years and $46 million.
Revis held out of training and the preseason with three years remaining on his rookie contract. He was seeking a 10-year deal worth more on average than the three-year, $45.3 million contract the Raiders gave to Nnamdi Asomugha in February of 2009. Speculation that a deal could be reached heated up Sunday night when reports surfaced that head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson had flown to Florida to meet with the cornerback and his mother.
The Jets confirmed a deal had been reached, with Revis tweeting the following:
“To my family, [agents] neil [Schwartz], & john [Feinsod] I love u guys I’m comin home baby!!! Revis Island LET’S GO.”
Since the Jets traded up 11 spots to select the Pitt product with the 14th overall pick in the 2007 draft, Revis has established himself among the elite at his position. He had 31 passes defended last season and a career-high six interceptions.
Mehta also reports that Revis will undoubtedly start for the Jets when they open the season vs. the Ravens next week, so the time he missed (which was spent training with former Patriots cornerback Ty Law, Mehta added) likely won’t mean anything come Week 2 when the Pats face the Jets.
|09.05.10 at 4:24 pm ET|
The Patriots announced Sunday afternoon they have released linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. In addition, they verified the acquisitions of Jarrad Page and linebacker Tracy White in separate trades, as well as the fact they were awarded tackle Steve Maneri off waivers from Houston.
Here’s a portion of the team’s official announcement on the moves:
Page, 6-0, 225 pounds, is a veteran of four NFL seasons after originally joining Kansas City as a seventh-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2006. He has played in 53 games with 39 starts and has accumulated 204 total tackles, 10 interceptions, four forced fumbles and 17 special teams tackles. In addition he has played in one postseason game, registering five tackles and one interception. Of his 11 total interceptions, five have come inside the five-yard line. After starting all 16 games at free safety in 2007 and 2008, Page was limited to just five starts due to a calf injury that forced him to finish the season on injured reserve.
White, 6-0, 234 pounds, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with Seattle (2003-04), Jacksonville (2005), Green Bay (2006-08) and Philadelphia (2008-09). He was originally signed by Seattle as a rookie free agent out of Howard in 2003. After two seasons with the Seahawks, he was waived prior to the start of the 2005 season and claimed by Jacksonville. He signed with Green Bay in 2006 before being waived on Oct. 7, 2008. He was signed by Philadelphia on Oct. 14, 2008. A standout special teams player, White has registered 94 special teams tackles, including a team-leading 18 special teams tackles for Philadelphia in 2009.
Maneri, 6-6, 290 pounds, was signed by Houston as a rookie free agent on May 7, 2010 out of Temple. He played in 45 games with 25 starts as a tight end for Temple.
McKenzie, 6-2, 245 pounds, was drafted by the Patriots in the third round (97th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of South Florida. He missed the entire 2009 training camp due to an injury and was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31 and missed his rookie season.
|09.05.10 at 3:59 pm ET|
A league source has confirmed that offensive lineman Ted Larsen has been claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay. Larsen, who was taken in the sixth round of the 2010 draft by New England, is a 6-foot-3, 304-pounder who played both offense and defense while in college at North Carolina State.
|09.05.10 at 3:24 pm ET|
The following players have been confirmed as members of the Patriots’ practice squad: Offensive tackle Steve Maneri and safety Sergio Brown. In addition, reports indicate that outside linebacker Shawn Crable, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and wide receiver Darnell Jenkins have also cleared waivers and will join the Patriots practice squad.
|09.04.10 at 7:17 pm ET|
The Patriots just announced on their Twitter feed they have cut the following players: WR Sam Aiken, LB Eric Alexander, S Sergio Brown, LB Derrick Burgess, OL George Bussey, TE Carson Butler, RB Thomas Clayton, WR Buddy Farnham, WR Darnell Jenkins, OL Ted Larsen, TE Rob Myers, OL Rich Ohrnberger, WR Rod Owens, QB Zac Robinson, RB Chris Taylor, DB Ross Ventrone, OL Thomas Welch, LB Thomas Williams, CB DeAngelo Willingham and LB Pierre Woods. In addition, safety Brandon McGowan has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
|09.04.10 at 7:12 pm ET|
It has been an extremely busy afternoon for the Patriots, one that has apparently culminated in a pair of trades, as New England has acquired safety Jarrad Page from Kansas City and linebacker Tracy White from Philadelphia, both for conditional draft picks.
Page is a 6-foot, 225-pound defensive back who was taken in the seventh round of the 2006 draft out of UCLA. The 25-year old started all 16 games in 2007 and 2008 for the Chiefs, coming away with a career-high four picks in 2008. (He has 10 interceptions over four seasons in the NFL.) He started five games last season, but his playing time decreased significantly after youngster Eric Barry began to emerge as a force in the Kansas City secondary.
Page was unhappy in Kansas City, and requested a trade over the summer — he only signed his restricted free agent tender on Friday, a one-year deal. It is not known if New England is going to try and sign him to a long-term pact.
As for White, he’s a 29-year-old linebacker who goes 6-feet and weighs 230 pounds. Known primarily as a special teamer, the Howard product has been in the league for eight years, having suited up for Philadelphia, Green Bay, Jacksonville and Seattle. His best season came last year with the Eagles when he had 35 tackles in 16 games.
The news on Page was first announced by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, while the Eagles announced the trade of White.
|09.04.10 at 6:40 pm ET|
Defensive back Sergio Brown and wide receiver/special teams ace Sam Aiken will be released by the Patriots on Saturday, WEEI.com has learned. While Brown was a long-shot to make the roster — and still has practice-squad eligibility — the release of Aiken does comes as a mild surprise. Last year’s special teams captain (he served as the punt protector), the 29-year-old Aiken caught 20 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns last year.
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