Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Darrelle Revis to Falcons? Doubt it
By Pat Yasinskas
The Atlanta Falcons have been tied to a possible trade for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
I’m not buying it.
Sure, Revis would be a nice upgrade for any secondary. But I don’t think he’s in Atlanta’s plans.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff has made it pretty clear he wants to take care of his own guys first. That means cornerback Brent Grimes, safety William Moore and left tackle Sam Baker are tops on the list. Oh, and the Falcons also want to sign quarterback Matt Ryan to a long-term extension sometime this offseason. And tight end Tony Gonzalez might decide to return for one more season.
Yes, the Falcons freed up a bunch of cap room last week when they released Dunta Robinson, Michael Turner and John Abraham. But that wasn’t done to clear the way for Revis.
It was done to clear the way to keep Moore, Grimes and Baker.
Think back to last year when fans were calling for the Falcons to go out and sign Mario Williams. They Falcons didn’t do that. Instead, they re-signed their own free agents.
I’m expecting more of the same. Could Dimitroff make a significant move somewhere along the way? Yeah, he generally is good for one or two big moves a year. But I’m not getting any indication right now that the Falcons are attempting to make a play for Revis.