New York Jets to pay bonus to Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets against the Baltimore Ravens during their home opener at the...

Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets against the Baltimore Ravens during their home opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 13, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Unable to trade Darrelle Revis before a roster bonus was due, the New York Jets coughed up $1 million to the cornerback on Saturday.

The Jets could not deal Revis in time to avoid a clause in his contract that calls for the bonus, according to ESPN New York.

The money counts against the Jets' salary cap even though he will not receive it until later in the season. If Revis is traded, it would still count against the cap.

The Jets have reportedly been in talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about trading Revis for a first-round pick.

Coming off an ACL injury that sidelined him for most of last season, Revis will earn $6 million in the final year of his contract.


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