Morning Links: NFL
Revis Agrees To Terms: After months of posturing and holding out the Jets and All-Pro Corner Darrelle Revis have agreed to terms. It looks as though it is a 4 year deal for as much as 46 million, with over $30 million guaranteed. This move is huge for the Jets as the impact of Darrelle Revis can’t be understated. He is by far the best cornerback in the league, and the Jets have now locked up his services for the next 4 years (which is one year longer than they previously had him under their control). With the season starting and the Jets offense still a work in progress, the Jets need their defense in top form.
Leinart Signs With The Texans: While a lot of speculation surrounded the Chief or Seahawks as Leinart destinations, the Texans ended up with the former USC star. While barring an injury there is zero chance Leinart will see the field in Houston, getting some experience in a top flight offense could help Leinart earn his next job (it worked for Rex Grossman). Leinart has a long way to go to resurrect his career, but a change of scenery was necessary.
Redskins Emerge As A Top Suitor for Houshmandzadeh: It is a bit surprising one of the major contenders aren’t looking closer at Housh, but the Redskins make plenty of sense. Their receiving corps is really weak behind Santana Moss, and Houshmandzadeh would be a vast improvement. While the Raiders or some other team could still end up with him, it would be a major coup for the Redskins and McNabb to end up with Housh. The Redskins would go from having one of the worst receiving corps to a pretty respectable one.