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Report: Revis willing to play for veteran's minimum

Report: Revis willing to play for veteran's minimum

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis is willing to play for the veteran minimum in 2017.

Revis, who was released by the Jets on March 1, is coming off a disappointing two-season stint in his return to New York. The 31-year-old will still be paid $6 million by the Jets in the 2017 season, which Rapoport explains is why he wouldn’t command big money in free agency.

It’s unknown what kind of level teams will have in Revis given how poorly things ended with the Jets. He was also arrested for assault last month but had all charges against him dropped.

Revis’ motivation came into question during his second stint with the Jets, but he told the NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala this week that he has already lost 10 pounds.

"The hunger is definitely there," Revis told the NFL Network. "It's just passion and love for the game. I'm excited for this season to start. ... I can focus on what team I can fit with and the best system."

 

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Patriots-Steelers tale of the tape

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Patriots-Steelers tale of the tape

0:41 - The BST crew breaks down the Celtics’ 107-95 loss to the Utah Jazz. A. Sherrod Blakely joins Tom Giles from the TD Garden and Michael Holley and Kayce Smith analyze Gordon Hayward’s pregame comments about his recovery and return.

8:07 - Do Bill Belichick and the Patriots attempt to shut down Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown this weekend against the Steelers? Tom Giles and Michael Holley discuss and Phil Perry and Kayce Smith break down the matchup with this week’s tale of the tape.

14:36 - The Red Sox watched another slugger get scooped up, as the Philadelphia Phillies signed Carlos Santana. Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles discuss Boston’s interest in still-available J.D. Martinez and how much he could cost the club.

Injury report: Branch out, 10 Patriots questionable

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Injury report: Branch out, 10 Patriots questionable

The Patriots final injury report before their showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday includes 10 players listed as questionable and defensive lineman Alan Branch ruled out.

Branch, who hurt his knee in the Monday night loss to the Dolphins, missed three days of practice this week. Among the questionable are linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive lineman Trey Flowers, who didn't play against Miami. Tom Brady (Achilles), Brandon Cooks (hand) and Malcolm Butler (ankle) have been removed from the injury report. 

Cornerback Joe Haden (fibula) and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) among the Steelers listed as questionable. The full injury report: