Darrelle Revis Open To Playing For Steelers

Free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis told reporters playing for the Steelers would be a “dream come true,” Penn Live’s Jacob Klinger tweets. Revis is a Pennsylvania native and attended the University of Pittsburgh.Darrelle Revis

Although Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported last week the Steelers are not interested in signing Revis, that was prior to all charges stemming from a February altercation being dropped. It’s possible Pittsburgh wasn’t mulling a run at Revis due to the off-field concerns that surrounded him at the time, and if that’s the case, perhaps the club has changed its tune. If the Steelers’ stance was based on Revis’ level of play, then they’re probably still not interested.

Revis, 31, ranks as PFR’s No. 4 free agent corner at the moment, and while he’s certainly not the shutdown corner he was in days gone by, Revis is still a viable starting option. He graded out as the league’s No. 64 corner in 2016, per Pro Football Focus, which would place him right at the tail end of acceptable play. However, one general manager recently told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News he wouldn’t go after the veteran cornerback even if he agreed to play “for free.”

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18 comments on “Darrelle Revis Open To Playing For Steelers

  1. As a Steelers Kevin Colbert I hope is smart enough to not even think about this..

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    • Naddy

      Smart or dumb will depend on the size and length of the contract. Hopefully Revis and his Agent know he isn’t worth much anymore.

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  2. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    For the record, I am also interested in playing for the Steelers.

    In case that’s how they fill these spots, might as well get in line behind Revis.

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  3. bledrules

    But would Pittsburgh want Revis ?
    He’s pretty much done at cb

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  4. marc davis

    what are our options??#31 or draft another rookie which will take 2 years to develop. If the money is right for us he can help us. 1 year what he could teach our corners would be worth the money. Its not like our db coach knows about man to man coverage. Lake was a safety in zone coverage and we need man to man principles to be taught if we want to stay close to the Pats. take 2 year deal cut him next year and learn something along the way..

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    • bledrules

      No disrespect intended but the Steelers aren’t close to the Pats
      It showed in the playoffs and the Pats have had one of the best off seasons in the league

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      • JoshO

        Did you miss the part where the best RB in football went down in the first offensive series? When the Pats get a drubbing at Hienz this year try and remember that “the Steelers aren’t close to the Pats”.

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  5. TrueNation

    I agree that size and length of contract does measure the worth of most players. However I can’t agree that Revis is not worth anything anymore. To pay the obvious would be his performance on the field…. but I think his greater worth would be what younger guys like Burns could learn from someone like Revis. I think Burns is getting the necessary experience…. but I still don’t see any of our corners making a play on the ball in regards to interceptions… thus would lead me to believe, they are not yet making a good read on the player they’re defended or the ball once it’s in the air. Revis has a lot to offer in that area.

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  6. TrueNation

    I agree with Marc Davis… as I wrote something very similar to what he stated

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  7. JEFFERY MELTON

    If we can Landry Jones a contract, then why not!!!!!

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  8. JEFFERY MELTON

    If we can give Landry Jones a contract, then why not!!!!! I forgot to say GIVE in my last post…sorry !

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  9. William Thomas

    I think Revis would be a great signing. Tomlin and Colbert needs to do 2 things though….move Revis to FS and cut MIKE MITCHELL!!!!! Revis career would be restarted at FS. I know he could play at that position, plus be a COACH ON THE FIELD with ARTIE BURNS, and SEAN DAVIS learning from an former All-Pro. Mitchell is aggressive, he can’t cover and misses to many tackles. We need to get better in coverage and rushing the passer as well. I know there are a lot of CB in this years draft, but they lack experience. Signing Revis would help us tremendously!!!! I say SIGN HIM!!!! I know the price has to be right for Rooney though.

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  10. William Thomas

    I think Revis would be a great signing. Revis career would be restarted at FS. I know he could play at that position, plus be a COACH ON THE FIELD with ARTIE BURNS, and SEAN DAVIS learning from an former All-Pro. Mitchell is aggressive, he can’t cover and misses to many tackles. We need to get better in coverage and rushing the passer as well. I know there are a lot of CB in this years draft, but they lack experience. Signing Revis would help us tremendously!!!! I say SIGN HIM!!!! I know the price has to be right for Rooney though.

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  11. st1300b

    He’s still better than anyone we have currently. That’s all that matters.

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  12. dan fike

    when he was in his prime, he could care less about playing in pgh. now that nobody wants him, he’s all about being the home boy….

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