The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons downplayed Wenesday any interest in acquiring New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
NFL Network reported that the 49ers have denied discussing Revis’ availability with the Jets. However, a New York Daily News story on Wednesday indicated that San Francisco and Atlanta were pursuing Revis, who missed most of last season after suffering a knee injury.
Several media outlets also minimized the Falcons’ potential interest in a deal for Revis.
“Our biggest goal is to sign our own guys,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told ESPN. “That is why the money was freed up. Not to make other moves. We need to take care of our guys and that is our goal this offseason.”
The Daily News reported that the Jets are in a hurry to part with the Pro Bowl corner.
“He’s gone,” a source told the Daily News. “This is happening. They’re moving him. They can’t keep him. They’re rebuilding. They’re starting fresh.”
Revis said this week that he was hurt by reports of the Jets actively shopping him, saying this week while rehabbing the knee in Arizona that he would welcome the chance to play for a championship team such as San Francisco.
The Colts, Buccaneers and Chiefs are among other teams mentioned as having interest in Revis.