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Jets should cut Darrelle Revis after incident

Aug 19, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) looks on from the sidelines against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) looks on from the sidelines against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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A new offseason has begun, and another New York Jets player is involved with the police.

Last winter it was Sheldon Richardson, and this winter it’s Darrelle Revis.  After an incident that left two injured, Revis has been formally charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.

We should not judge him guilty or innocent of the crimes, without knowing all of the evidence.  That said, the incident puts a black mark on the Jets and the National Football League.

What should the Jets ultimately do?  They really don’t have many options here.  There’s no choice but to cut Revis.

They need to show they’ve learned from last offseason’s mistake when they didn’t move on from Richardson.  While there is a difference in age and production from the previous season, it’s much more clear-cut (no pun intended).

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According to Over the Cap, Revis will cost the Jets $8M regardless of whether they keep him.  However, cutting him saves them over $7M of cap space.  At this point, given the lack of production and this incident, the $15.3M cap hit isn’t worth it.

There has been talk about potentially moving him to safety, and according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com, Dennard Wilson (the Jets new defensive backs coach) said Revis was capable of such a move.  Now that this incident has happened, that shouldn’t even be a consideration.

Just like tectonic shifts moves land, it’s time for the Jets to move on from Revis Island.  It’s hard to tell at this point in time if they’ll be able to void his contract depending on how everything unfolds but either way, the writing has been on the wall to head in a different direction at cornerback.

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