The Patriots and Jets continue to act like the Hatfields and McCoys.
Two days before Darrelle Revis agreed to a deal to re-join the New York Jets, the NFL sent an investigator to the Jets facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, to interrogate GM Mike Maccagnan and front office personnel about the pursuit of Revis, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
The league's visit to the Jets facility reportedly took place on Sunday, March 8 -- the day many reports surfaced about tentative free-agent deals, even though teams were prohibited from making any deals until the official start of the free agency period on March 10.
Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly was not part of the NFL's investigation. Johnson opened the can of worms on Dec. 29 when he declared publicly that he would "love for Darrelle to come back" to New York. The Patriots quickly notified the league that they were charging the Jets with violating the NFL's Anti-Tampering policy concerning the four-time All Pro free-agent cornerback.
The 29-year-old Revis remains a member of the New York Jets -- the team he played for in his first six years in the NFL -- after agreeing to a 5-year deal reportedly worth $70 million on the first day of free agency.