Sept. 9, 2012; E. Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) makes the interception on Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports
In order for Darrelle Revis to be traded by today, the New York Jets needed to move him by 1 p.m. EST to avoid paying him a $1 million roster bonus. But because her is still on the roster, he gets the signing bonus, and now there’s no telling when he’ll be moved:
"By virtue of that fact, and thanks to a clause in his contract, the cornerback earned a $1 million roster bonus Saturday. He won’t receive the money until later in the year, according to ESPNNewYork.com‘s Rich Cimini, but it counts against the Jets’ salary cap all the same.Put another way: even if the Jets ship Revis out of town in the coming days, they’re still on the hook for Saturday’s $1 million bonus. Revis is also set to receive a $1 million workout bonus in late June and $1 million reporting bonus in July."
It’s likely we’ll see any Revis trade made loser to the draft, as this will give NFL teams a better chance to gauge his rehab progress from his ACL tear, and get a better of idea of when he’ll be ready to return. If he ends up looking doubtful to be ready for the start of the season, then he likely won’t be traded until prior to the NFL trading deadline.