Quarterback Blaine Gabbert was traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Pro Bowl pass rushers DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released on the opening day of the National Football League’s free-agent period.
Darrelle Revis was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the New York Jets in the most significant step by General Manager John Idzik to rebuild a Jets franchise that missed the National Football League playoffs the past two seasons.
Tom Brady has overcome a depleted receiving corps in leading the New England Patriots to a 2-0 start. His next challenge comes from a defense featuring Darrelle Revis, the best cornerback the two-time National Football League Most Valuable Player says he’s ever faced.
The Washington Redskins’ Mike Shanahan and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Greg Schiano were among five National Football League coaches fired at season’s end, while the New York Jets’ Rex Ryan was given a reprieve.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said in an interview with Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson that he was disappointed to learn he was being shopped in trade talks and that it would be “awesome” to join the San Francisco 49ers.
The New York Jets talked with teams about trading All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis during the National Football League Combine, the New York Daily News reported, citing an unidentified person familiar with the situation.