Bedard: Revis won't sign a contract extension right now

Bedard: Revis won't sign a contract extension right now
August 6, 2014, 1:30 am
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Could the Patriots be interested in an extended stay on Revis Island?

Darrelle Revis has yet to play a single game for the New England Patriots, but the Patriots reportedly want to extend the cornerback's contract.

Bob Neumeier isn't sure Revis will give up money to stay with the Patriots.

"Darrelle Revis never seems to bite on team friendly deals in his history," said Neumeier. "Here's a guy that tried to re-negotiate with the Jets, what, 750 times in three years. Is he going to take a team friendly deal in New England?

Greg Bedard is a little more positive than Neumeier.

"It's possible. I wouldn't rule it out." said Bedard. "If they win a championship and he likes it, and he's thinking about his legacy and the Hall of Fame, maybe he does take a little bit less."

"It's going to be a long process. Darrelle Revis is not going to give up his leverage now, during the season. He's going to play this all out because he knows what the other guys are getting. He's looking at $40 or $50 million guaranteed."

In Michael Felger's opinion the Patriots can't let Revis walk away.

"The Patriots are going to have to pony up," said Felger. "They've done it on occasion for certain guys. Vince Wilfork's contract that he just came off of wasn't a team friendly deal, it made him the highest paid nose tackle in the history of the league. Logan Mankins' current deal is not a team friendly deal, he was the highest paid guard in the league. The Patriots on occasion will pay someone at the top of the league, and I think this is the guy."