"I'm a big Revis fan. I have a lot of respect for the guy," said Bowles after watching the seven-time Pro Bowler finish last season as the league's 66th-ranked player at his position.
The Patriots have yet to publicly approach Revis, but team owner Robert Kraft told reporters Monday that he would welcome the player back to the fold after Revis was cleared on all charges stemming from a February street brawl in Pittsburgh.
"I would love it," Kraft said, per the New York Daily News. "Speaking for myself, if he wanted to come back, he's a great competitor. I'd welcome him if he wanted to come."
Asked if the Patriots had reached out to Revis, Kraft simply said, "ask my boy," referring to coach Bill Belichick.
Fair enough. It boils down to what Belichick still sees in Revis, a player who might be asked to shift to safety to continue on in the NFL.