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Darrelle Revis drew Packers' interest

Weston Hodkiewicz
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson and Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis battle for a ball in the end zone. Revis was called for interference on the play.

Who knows exactly how interested Ted Thompson was in Darrelle Revis, but the Packers general manager checked in on the all-pro cornerback after New England didn't pick up its team option earlier this month.

The Packers need to replace two perimeter cornerbacks, Tramon Williams and Davon House, who signed lucrative deals early in free agency. They're more than $20 million under the salary cap, but it's hard to imagine the team was anywhere in the ballpark Revis was looking for.

The 29-year-old cornerback eventually re-signed with the New York Jets, who made him the league's highest paid cornerback with a five-year, $70 million deal, including $39 million guaranteed.

"It was the Packers, Baltimore as well, Cleveland, the Chiefs and the Jets also," said Revis during an appearance on SNY's Loud Mouths. "And then also the Pats, so it was a number of teams."

-- whodkiew@pressgazettemedia.com and follow him on Twitter @WesHod