Source: Eagles will not pursue Darrelle Revis

Source: Eagles will not pursue Darrelle Revis
March 12, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Darrelle Revis was cut Wednesday after only one season with the Buccaneers. (USA Today Images)

You can cross the Eagles off Darrelle Revis’ list of potential landing spots.

The Eagles are not among the teams pursuing Revis, the all-pro cornerback released Wednesday by the Buccaneers after just one season, according to a league source familiar with the situation.

Revis, a three-time first-team all-pro and five-time Pro Bowl pick, spent his first six NFL seasons with the Jets and is generally considered the No. 1 pure cover corner in the league.

Revis missed most of the 2012 season with a torn ACL, and the Jets traded him to the Buccaneers after the season in exchange for a first-round pick and what became a fourth-round pick.

He restructured his contract a couple days after the Bucs aquired him, but only $1.5 million of the six-year, $96 million deal was guaranteed. Revis earned $16 million for his one year in Tampa, and by releasing him, the Bucs save $80 million in future salary.

The Eagles ranked last in the NFL last year in pass defense, allowing 290 passing yards per game, although they also allowed more pass attempts per game as well, thanks to their hurry-up offense.

Their projected starting corners in 2014 are 2013 free agent pickups Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams, with Brandon Boykin – second in the NFL with six interceptions last year – in the slot.

The Eagles signed safety Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year deal on Tuesday.