The money will count toward the team’s salary cap and the only way New York could have avoided it was to cut or trade the three-time All-Pro, ESPN said.
Revis played only two games last season before tearing a knee ligament and is seeking a contract worth as much as $16 million annually. He’s due to be a free agent after the 2013 season, when he’ll earn $6 million.
The Jets began talking with other teams about trading Revis during last month’s NFL combine, the New York Daily News reported at the time. Revis’s contract also contains $1 million bonuses due in June and July, ESPN said.
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