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There was quite the uproar a month ago when it was made public that the New York Jets were going to trade star cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis tore his ACL early in the 2012 season and is progressing toward and is in the process of recovering to get ready for the 2013 season.
Initially, the Jets didn’t publicly dismiss the rumors, and it caused Revis to tell the media that he was speechless when he heard that he was going to be traded.
On Thursday, general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan spoke to the media assembled in Indianapolis. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, here is what Idzik had to say about Revis:
Suffice is to say, Darrelle Revis is a great player. He's a great New York Jet. We're in the business, quite simply, of acquiring, developing and maintaining great players. Darrelle certainly fits that mold. We're happy to have Darrelle as a New York Jet, and we hope to have Darrelle as a New York Jet.
Ryan talked more about the situation and he appeared to be in make-up mode, saying the following about Revis:
Could there be a trade? Yeah, anybody could be traded, but do I expect there to be a trade for Darrelle Revis? No. But that doesn't mean something couldn't come up.
We have not discussed trading Darrelle Revis. Darrelle is under contract, and I can't wait to get Darrelle back there. I wouldn't be shocked if he has the kind of year that Adrian Peterson had (after ACL surgery).
Ryan explained that he called Revis to explain that the reports were not true, telling Revis the following:
Plain and simple, it's not accurate. ... There's no validity to that.
It appears that the Jets are in repair mode in terms of their relationship with Revis, and they should be. Revis is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. They desperately need him to get back to playing the kind of football he played before tearing his ACL.