A few Darrelle Revis nuggets to pass along, including a few thoughts/comments on the situation:
Hoping for quick resolution. Veteran NFL reporter Jason Cole, on Bleacher Report, cited a source within the Patriots organization as saying the hope is to have things wrapped up by Tuesday at the latest. Cole said the Patriots aren't planning to keep Revis in 2015 with the current $25-million salary cap charge. He said the Jets project to be one of seven teams to be in the Revis market should he become a free agent. "Don't expect Revis to dawdle with this," Cole said. "Expect he's going to get this done early in the week."
No talks as of Friday night. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported Friday night that "talks have not yet commenced." This ties into the negotiating-based strategy that was touched on in Thursday's ESPNBoston.com Patriots chat, as the team sometimes doesn't talk specific numbers at this point in the process because it doesn't want that offer to be shopped on the market.
If money is the same, it's the Patriots. The New York Daily News duo of Seth Walder and Manish Mehta, citing sources, reported Saturday that if the money is equal between the Patriots and Jets, Revis would pick New England. That makes sense. It also plays well if Revis' camp is looking to the Jets to up the ante.
Legal tampering period has begun. Revis technically isn't a free agent, so while the legal tampering period of free agency has officially begun as of noon ET on Saturday, his representatives can't formally speak with other clubs about him. Regardless, it is my belief that the sides fully expect to have a clear understanding of what Revis would command on the open market by the end of the legal tampering period. Once that information becomes clear, it should spark movement one way or the other.