Monday marked the start of the New York Jets voluntary workouts and the two biggest question marks were there, Tim Tebow and the disgruntled, Darrelle Revis. Tebow actually reported 90 minutes early than the start of the workouts (8:00 a.m.), while Revis reported to a hospital in Manhattan, for a special surgery and to have an MRI on his knee, where it showed he is right on track with his rehab.
The most noticeable no-show, was Santonio Holmes, who was not expected to make it to the start of voluntary workouts, because he is taking classes at Ohio State and is rehabbing his foot on his own.
Revis Trade Talks
The trade talks involving Revis have publicly died down, but discussion between the Jets and Tampa Bay Bucs have not stopped. The Bucs seem willing to trade a 1st and 3rd pick for Revis (possibly more), but they want the picks to be for next years draft (2014), where as the Jets are prying to get the picks for the upcoming draft, next Thursday (4/25). The Jets expect the Bucs to have a far better record next season and the Bucs 1st round pick this year (13), will likely drop and fall into the high teens or twenties. The Bucs seemed determined to get Revis, but do not expect any trade till next Thursday during the draft. If the Jets do decide to take the Bucs draft picks for the 2014 draft, expect to see a different coach making the picks.
Recent off-season Signings
- Calvin Pace is coming back to the Jets, but at much cheaper price. The numbers have not been released yet, as the news just broke today, but Pace is back. As for Thomas and Scott, don’t expect to see a surprise return.
- Austin Howard, who was a restricted free agent signed a 1 year, $2 million dollar deal. If he has another successful season, it appears the Jets will sign him back to a longer contract.
It is rumored the Jets are interested in acquiring the services of Chris Ivory from the New Orleans Saints. Ivory who had a big year in 2010 in a part time role (716 yards and 5 TDs), has a career average 5.1 ypc and with an overload at the running back position, the Saints might be willing to work out a deal. He is a restricted free agent, but the Jets would have to give up a 2nd round draft pick, so needless to say that will not happen. This is why the Jets and Saints are trying to meet somewhere in the middle; possibly a 5th round pick. The Jets would also be saving the Saints some salary room, so stayed tuned on draft day.