Darrelle Revis makes a cut as Hall of Fame semi-finalist

Darrelle Revis, the best cornerback in Jets history, was among five players eligible for the first year among the 28 modern-day semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023.

The 28 semi-finalists will be narrowed down to 15 finalists before the final voting process in January. The inductees will be announced Feb. 9 during NFL Honors, the televised primetime awards show during Super Bowl week.

It could be a special year for Gang Green in the Hall of Fame, as among the four previously announced finalists in the senior category is former Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko, who is joined by Don Coryell in the coach category. , Chuck Howley and Ken Riley.

Revis, who was drafted by the Jets in 2007 and played for them from 2007 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2016, has also played for the Buccaneers (2013), Patriots (2014) and Chiefs (2017).

He has recorded 29 career interceptions, including 25 with the Jets. He was a four-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl selection. Revis was a member of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl XLIX.

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Revis will be inducted into the Jets Ring of Honor on Sunday when they face the Bears at MetLife Stadium. He is the third former player to receive the honor this season, joining former left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and former center Nick Mangold.

« I put a lot of work into it, » Revis said last week. “It’s very surreal in a way. Just be honored, I’m overwhelmed, I’m excited. I walked in here today, it’s like butterflies again. »

Joining Revis as candidates for Hall of Fame induction are offensive linemen Jahri Evans and Joe Thomas, defensive lineman Dwight Freeney and linebacker James Harrison. Every last played in the 2017 season.

Henry Ellard and London Fletcher are semi-finalists for the first time. Albert Lewis, semi-finalist in 2013, is also on the list. Torry Holt returns for the ninth time, Hines Ward and Darren Woodson are semi-finalists for the seventh time and Ronde Barber makes the list for the sixth time. Zach Thomas is a fifth player and James Willis and Reggie Wayne are back for the fourth time.

Rounding out the list are Eric Allen, Jared Allen, Willie Anderson, Anquan Boldin, Rodney Harrison, Devin Hester, Andre Johnson, Robert Mathis, Steve Smith Sr., Fred Taylor, DeMarcus Ware, Ricky Watters and Vince Wilfork.

The Patriots signed offensive tackle Conor McDermott from the Jets’ practice squad on Tuesday. McDermott, 30, was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round in 2017. While with the Jets, McDermott played in 35 games and made six starts. He once caught a TD pass as an eligible tight end. He’s played as a practice squad draft for the Jets’ two games against the Patriots this season, and has totaled 76 snaps on offense and 29 snaps on special teams since September.


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