New England Patriots may have been treated to a huge slice of luck in the Super Bowl as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on their way to a fourth championship, but it seems their luck might have just ran out.
Two of New England's key men from last season could both be on their way out today as free agency begins, with cornerback Darrelle Revis and running back Shane Vereen reportedly gaining serious interest from other teams.
We have known for a while that Revis has been gaining serious interest from the New York Jets, with Jets owner Woody Johnson saying he will pay the star corner anything he wants, however, now the Cleveland Browns are reportedly in the mix.
Browns to make a play
"Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns have expressed interest in Revis. Mike Florio reported in January that the Browns were expected to put their hat in the ring if Revis made it to free agency," ProFootballTalk reported on Monday.
"Revis played for Browns coach Mike Pettine when Pettine was the defensive coordinator of the Jets, which is likely something that Cleveland hopes would entice him to Ohio."
The Patriots didn't exercise their option on Revis in a risky move that could well see him leave the franchise after one season. It's likely Revis's situation will run and run as he meets with his suitors over the next few days.
Giants in for Vereen
Meanwhile, the bad news just keeps on rolling in for Pats fans, with the news that running back Shane Vereen is likely to move on from the franchise after five seasons.
Vereen has proven himself to be one of the most versatile backs in the NFL, and it's reported that the New York Giants are "very serious" about signing the tailback, according to the New York Daily News.
"They [Giants] are “very serious” about trying to sign free agent running back Shane Vereen, according to a source, who added it was possible a deal could get done soon after the market opens at 4 p.m," NYDailyNews reported.