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Jets File Retaliatory Tampering Charges Against Patriots On Revis

Mar 25, 2015 12:15 PM

The New York Jets have filed retaliatory tampering charges against the New England Patriots based on comments by Robert Kraft.

Kraft, speaking to reporters at the league meetings in Phoenix, commented for the first time on the departure of Revis. The remark that caught the Jets' attention was Kraft saying, "I speak as a fan of the New England Patriots, we wanted to keep him."

That accusation stemmed from owner Woody Johnson, in an end-of-the-season news conference, telling reporters, "I'd love for Darrelle to come back."


Although Johnson's comments may have violated the league's anti-tampering rule, based on the letter of the law, the Jets felt it was a baseless charge because there was no malicious intent.


Johnson called Kraft immediately after the news conference, saying he "misspoke." The Patriots refused to let it slide, leading to Tuesday's counter move.

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Tags: New England Patriots, New York Jets, Legal, Suspension

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Jets Investigated On Darrelle Revis Tampering Charge

Mar 20, 2015 6:59 PM

The New York Jets are being investigated about possibly tampering with Darrelle Revis.

The league sent an investigator to the Jets facility in Florham Park, N.J., on Sunday, March 8, during the three-day “legal tampering” window before the official start of free agency to interrogate general manager Mike Maccagnan and front office personnel about the pursuit of Revis, according to sources.

Owner Woody Johnson was not interviewed.

The Patriots levied a tampering charge against the Jets shortly after Johnson’s public admission on Dec. 29 that he’d “love for Darrelle to come back,” prompting many to wonder how serious the NFL would consider the complaint.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Tags: New England Patriots, New York Jets, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Brandon Browner Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Saints

Mar 12, 2015 2:49 PM

The New Orleans Saints have agreed upon a three-year, $18 million deal with Brandon Browner.

Browner spent the 2014 season with the New England Patriots.

Browner emerged in the NFL at cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Tags: New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jabaal Sheard Signs With Patriots On Two-Year, $11M Deal

Mar 11, 2015 7:10 PM

The New England Patriots have signed Jabaal Sheard on a two-year, $11 million deal.

Sheard will receive $5.5 million in guaranteed money.

Sheard is a versatile defensive player capable of playing both defensive end and outside linebacker.

Sheard was a second round pick in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Darrelle Revis Agrees To Return To Jets

Mar 10, 2015 8:50 PM

Darrelle Revis has agreed to sign with the New York Jets on a five-year, $70 million deal. The core of the deal is three years and $48 million with $39 million in guaranteed money.

The news was announced by his agents. 

Revis was traded by the Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and played for the New England Patriots last season.

Revis is a six-time All-Pro and was drafted by the Jets in 2007 out of Pitt.

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Tags: New England Patriots, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Patriots Could Sign Percy Harvin

Mar 10, 2015 5:41 PM

Percy Harvin was released this week by the New York Jets and the New England Patriots have "a good chance" of signing him.

Harvin was traded by the Seattle Seahawks to to the Jets in October.

Harvin has struggled to remain healthy throughout his career, but is a productive multi-dimensional offensive weapon.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Browns, Raiders, Chiefs Interested In Darrelle Revis

Mar 10, 2015 1:56 PM

The Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs will pursue Darrelle Revis in addition to the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

The Patriots decided not to pick up Revis' $20 million option for 2015.

The Browns and Raiders also pursued Revis in 2014.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Patriots Decline Option For 2015 On Darrelle Revis

Mar 9, 2015 3:46 PM

The New England Patriots have decided not to pick up their $20 million option on Darrelle Revis.

Revis will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Patriots are now under the cap not counting the new contract for Devin McCourty.

The Patriots and Revis will continue to negotiate a deal.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Devin McCourty Re-Signs With Patriots On $47.5M Deal

Mar 9, 2015 12:01 PM

Devin McCourty has agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots on a five-year, $47.5 million deal.

McCourty will receive $28.5 million in guaranteed money.

"I'm blessed to say we had other teams that were interested, but I said all along that I knew in my heart that I wanted to be back in New England. But I also knew the business side of football, and I had to do what I had to do. I'm back, but I'd be lying if I said there wasn't possibilities over the last two days that I was going to be somewhere else. I'm happy it all worked out."

McCourty has become one of the NFL's top safeties despite coming into the league as a cornerback.



Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Patriots Decline 2015 Option On Vince Wilfork

Mar 5, 2015 10:09 AM

The New England Patriots have declined their option for 2015 on Vince Wilfork.

Wilfork will become an unrestricted free agent.

Wilfork was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 10.

The Patriots create $8.06 million in salary-cap space with the move. Wilfork and the Patriots could still reach a new agreement to extend Wilfork's career in New England, where he's played since the club selected him in the first round of the 2004 draft.

"I'm in a good place. I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization," Wilfork wrote in his statement. "Please know how blessed my family and I have been to be able to play 11 years in New England for an amazing organization. New England has been and always will be my home."

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