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Jets GM Idzik coy about a Revis trade

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — John Idzik acknowledged he and Darrelle Revis recently had a "nice talk." Other than that, the Jets general manager divulged little, particularly about the trade rumors involving the star cornerback.

"We won't discuss any supposed talks or true talks or club-to-club talks or player-to-club talks," Idzik said Wednesday during a predraft news conference.

Revis, 27, is entering the last season of his four-year contract signed in 2010 but is looking for a big payday that would make him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the league. A clause in that deal prevents the Jets from using the franchise or transition tag on him next year. So if he remains unsigned, he would become a free agent in 2014.

As the Jets weigh whether to try to sign him to a contract extension, lose him to free agency next offseason or deal him for high draft picks, Revis has been the subject of trade rumors, with those involving the Bucs being the loudest.

"A trade is certainly a viable option," Idzik said, speaking in general terms. "We will definitely look at any trade possibilities and see if it benefits the Jets. We'll have open discussion on potential trades. And a lot of them may be our own what-if scenarios. But we'll explore all avenues to try to better our roster; to increase the competition on our roster."

The three-time All-Pro reported to the team's facility Monday for the first day of the Jets' voluntary offseason conditioning program and has met with Idzik since.

"We've had a nice talk," Idzik said. "In general, we like to keep these kinds of things among ourselves. What has been nice is that with the opening of our offseason program, we're in a stage where we can finally see our players."

Revis' surgically repaired left ACL was looked at by the Jets' doctors on Monday, a few hours after an MRI exam.

Idzik wouldn't go into specifics regarding the results of the exam by team doctors.

"Most of that stuff is going to stay internal, but we're pleased," Idzik said of Revis' progress. "We're pleased with what's going on so far."

Green Bay locks up star linebacker

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers signed linebacker Clay Matthews to an extension the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported is for $66 million over five years. Neither side disclosed details of the deal, and the guaranteed money was not reported.

Matthews, who turns 27 in May, has 42½ sacks since being taken 26th overall in 2009, fifth most in the league during that span. He had 13 last season, fifth in the league, despite missing four games with a hamstring injury.

With Matthews signed, the Packers now are expected to talk about a long-term deal with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Said Matthews: "Hopefully, that's the next order of business."

Bills: Stevie Johnson, the team's leading receiver each of the past three seasons, sat out for the second straight day of a voluntary minicamp because of what he called a "mild strain" in his back. His status for today, the camp's final day, wasn't disclosed.

Seahawks: A one-year deal with cornerback Antoine Winfield agreed to last week was officially announced. Winfield, 35, spent the past nine seasons with the Vikings. Last season, he had three interceptions in 16 games.

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