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49ers Pursuing Revis in NFL Trade Talks With Jets, Yahoo Reports

Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets was selected as an All-Pro in three of his first
five NFL seasons and has been regarded by some analysts as the best defensive player in the NFL when healthy. Photographer: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets was selected as an All-Pro in three of his first five NFL seasons and has been regarded by some analysts as the best defensive player in the NFL when healthy. Photographer: Nick Laham/Getty Images

Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The San Francisco 49ers have talked about making a trade for New York Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, Yahoo Sports reported, citing two unidentified people familiar with the situation.

The 49ers are set to have 15 picks in April’s National Football League draft and may be one of the few teams with the flexibility to compensate the Jets for Revis, Yahoo said.

San Francisco currently has 11 draft picks, would get one more in the trade sending quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, and are projected to get three additional selections as compensation for players they lost as free agents last season, Yahoo said. The Jets were actively shopping Revis to other clubs at the NFL scouting combine last week, according to the New York Daily News, and may be looking to restock their roster with draft picks.

Revis, 27, was selected as an All-Pro in three of his first five NFL seasons and has been regarded by some analysts as the best defensive player in the NFL when healthy. He is coming off a season in which he was limited to two games after tearing a knee ligament and ESPN has said he may be seeking as much as $16 million a year. The 49ers’ defense allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL last season, when they reached the Super Bowl before losing to the Baltimore Ravens.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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