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John Idzik, Rex Ryan Make It Clear That They Want Darrelle Revis To Remain A Jet

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Rex Ryan (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Rex Ryan (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets want to make one thing perfectly clear: They want Darrelle Revis to stay with the team.

At the NFL’s annual scouting combine on Thursday, new general manager John Idzik spent the first eight minutes of his news conference addressing Revis questions. He said that nothing has changed and the Jets still want him.

“We’ve always wanted Darrelle to be part of our team, and that hasn’t changed,” Idzik said.

The comments come almost a month after Idzik said he called Revis to end rumors that he might be traded.

Coach Rex Ryan said he has told Revis to ignore the speculation, calling the reports “not accurate.”

“The original story that came out, that’s what we really talked about,” Ryan said. “(John Idzik) just got here. Do you really think there is validity in it when the man just got into his office? If there’s gonna be a trade, trust me, the GM is going to be involved in it. The fact that he just got the job, I wanted Darrelle to understand that.

There wasn’t an ounce of validity in that because of the simple fact that John never knew anything about it. I never knew anything about it…”

Revis missed most of last season with a knee injury and is still considered one of the league’s top cover cornerbacks.

Do you believe Idzik and Ryan, or do you think that they’re actively shopping the cornerback? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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