NFL News and Notes: Revis, Leinart, Houshmandzadeh, and Jackson
The New York Jets finally agreed on terms of a new contract with Revis late Sunday night. According to AOL FanHouse, the news was broken by two sources, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports and the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.
Revis had been holding out to become the top paid defensive back in the league, or at least making equal money to Oakland Raiders’ Nnamdi Asomugha, the NF’L’s most handsomely paid defensive back.
Revis failed to become the highest paid defensive back after signing a deal worth $46 million over four years, with $32 million guaranteed.
The Jets want to ensure they have the league’s best defense when they square off against the Baltimore Ravens in week one of Monday Night Football. Revis will suit-up for the game.
Leinart was released from the Arizona Cardinals after being unhappy about getting demoted to the back-up role during the preseason.
ESPN is reporting that he will sign a one-year deal with the Houston Texans after he takes a physical on Monday. Leinart will the team’s third quarterback until he becomes more familiar with the Texans offense.
Houshmandzadeh was cut by the Seattle Seahawks after only one season there. The Seahawks still owe him $6.1 million.
Less than two days after being cut, Houshmandzadeh has been signed by the Baltimore Ravens. The deal is reported to be worth $855,000 for one year.
Houshmandzadeh gives a boost to the receiving corps that suffered a loss in the preseason when Donte Stallworth got injured with a broken ankle.
The San Diego Chargers wide receiver will miss the first three games of the season after being suspended for his second DUI. Jackson is currently holding out from the Chargers in search of long-term deal worth up to $50 million.
On Sunday NBC Sports reported that an unnamed team had a one-year deal in the works for Jackson, but in the end it couldn’t be worked out. Jackson’s agent believes that the Chargers killed the deal by asking for too much in return.
Chargers GM AJ Smith refused to comment on the situation and reportedly has no plan in the works to trade the disgruntled wide receiver.