Darrelle Revis has had a heck of a year with the Patriots, and it took a strange set of circumstances to bring it all together. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com lays out the entire story, including how Darrelle Revis found clarity on a Vespa scooter. “I just wanted something to get away and clear my mind and do something else to keep me busy instead of having stress or pressure on me,” Revis said. “So that’s how I spent my days. And I think that’s how we always handle my situations. When I was a rookie and had to hold out I was on the beach with (agent) Jonathan (Feinsod) in the Hamptons. And this is how we always approach it: Just get your mind off of it so it doesn’t drive you crazy.” Before you dive into La Canfora’s entertaining and informative read, check out the latest from the AFC East..
- Free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie told Alex Marvez of FOX Sports (via SiriusXM NFL Radio on Twitter) that “the door is open” for a return to the Jets. The veteran added that he still has a home in the New Jersey area. Cromartie appeared to struggle during the end of his Jets tenure but it’s possible that the new regime will have faith in what he can do.
- James Walker of ESPN.com profiled pending Dolphins free agent Samson Satele. Satele, who started all 16 games at center for Miami, was a solid late signing following Mike Pouncey‘s hip surgery. However, Satele will be an unrestricted free agent in March and doesn’t appear to be a fit with Pouncey going back to center. Even if his future isn’t in Miami, Satele figures to be a solid center for someone in 2015.
- Revis bet on himself with Patriots and it could pay off with a fat new contract after the Super Bowl, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes.