FOXBORO, MA (The Spread) – The Patriots decided on Monday to decline Darrelle Revis’ $20 million team option for 2015, which makes the cornerback a free agent.
According to Yahoo’s Charles Robinson, the two sides are still talking about a possible new deal but the Patriots are rolling the dice in hoping that Revis doesn’t wind up leaving and never coming back. He finally won a Super Bowl last year but there will be no shortage of suitors on the open market, including his former team the Jets.
In related news, the Boston Herald reports that the Patriots will allow Brandon Browner to “explore his value around the league.” Monday is the deadline for the team to exercise the corner’s $1.9 million team option and if they do, Browner will take home a $2 million roster bonus on Tuesday. If they declined his option then the Pats could have two new starters at cornerback in 2015.
At least the team was able to re-sign free safety Devin McCourty, who inked a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $28.5 million guaranteed. The Giants, Jaguars and Eagles all made concerted efforts to sign McCourty, who was the best available safety in free agency.