Jets' Ryan: 'No validity' to Revis trade rumor

Jets' Ryan: 'No validity' to Revis trade rumor
February 21, 2013, 6:45 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Revis, Revis, Revis.

When the Jets were on the media clock Thursday, all anyone wanted to talk about was Darrelle Revis. One player occupying almost 30 minutes of air time at the NFL scouting combine might normally be a good thing.

Revis, however, is in a bit of turmoil.

New York's All-Pro cornerback was the subject of trade rumors last month. Despite undergoing reconstructive ACL surgery last season, the murmurs seemed to come out of nowhere as the injury wasn't career-threatening.

Head coach Rex Ryan tried to squash the idea during his press conference.

"It's not accurate. Plain and simple," he said. "There's no validity to that trade. I don't know where things like that get drummed up from."

Ryan was later approached from a different angle. Does killing the earlier trade buzz mean the Jets would never consider dealing Revis?

"You know, to sit back and say, 'Absolutely not; we're not going to do it'… I'm not going to say '[We'll trade him for] this player or that player,' but if you got…" Ryan trailed off and rolled his eyes, searching the ceiling for hyperbole. "…Jim Brown in that trade then we'd probably look into it."

The 77-year old Brown shouldn't worry Revis too much. Based on Ryan's endorsement, the corner shouldn't worry much at all.

If he can put faith in words, that is.

"Darrelle is a tremendous football player and we can't say that enough," Ryan concluded. "I'm glad he's under contract for the team that I coach."