Wednesday was a big day for former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis as a Pittsburgh judge has decided to drop all charges against him after he was accused of knocking two men out cold during a Pittsburgh street confrontation in February.
By the sound of things, Revis, who was charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other crimes following a confrontation in his hometown with two men, should now be free to resume his football career again if a team is willing to sign him.
There is always a chance, however, that Revis could face additional discipline from the NFL, but one would think that’s unlikely to happen now that all charges against him have been dismissed.
So, will where Revis ultimately land?
According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Revis said Wednesday that he hasn’t yet fielded any calls from teams interested in his services. With that said, it sounds like he would relish a chance to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“[It] would be a dream come true,” Revis reportedly said about the possibility of playing for the Steelers. He also added, “I want to go where I’m wanted at the end of the day. This is where I’m from, I’m proud to be from here, proud to be a citizen of Pittsburgh.”
Darrelle Revis makes pitch to his hometown Steelers. Says playing for them "would be a dream come true."
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Revis also indicated Wednesday that he’s lost 10 pounds since last season and is working with a new trainer and has changed his entire nutrition plan, per Kinkhabwala. He’s also open to having conversations about a position switch to safety as well.
While the Steelers could use an experienced cornerback on their roster, there’s been no indication that they have any interest in signing Revis.
Even though the Jets released Revis, they still owe him $6 million in 2017. However, his contract reportedly included offset language that would give the Jets a dollar-for-dollar credit for the first $6 million Revis makes should he ultimately sign with another team.