- Rapoport adds that Revis has no plans to take a pay cut.
- Rapoport also mentions that if teams were interested in trading for Revis, they could convert his $16 million salary into a bonus, which would leave them with a cap figure of $5.6 million for the 204 season.
Without a reduction in salary, a trade is considered by many to be unlikely.
Revis, 28, totaled 50 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and two forced fumbles over the the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has Revis rated as the No. 1 cornerback in the league last season.
According to Jason La Canfora, the Patriots are now in a “strong position” to land CB Darrelle Revis at some point.
- La Canfora mentions that it would only take a fifth-round pick to acquire Revis.
- La Canfora also mentioned that Revis “would love to be a Patriot.”
Of course they would have to take on his contract as is, or have an agreement in place to rework the contract before a trade was agreed up.
There is still a chance that the Buccaneers will cut Revis loose tomorrow at which point the Patriots would almost certainly have competition for Revis.
- The Broncos just locked up Talib to a huge six-year contract worth $57 million that includes $26 million guaranteed.
Multiple reports have indicated that a resolution between the Buccaneers and Revis is expected by tomorrow. However, Revis is reportedly unwilling to rework his contract, which leaves the Buccaneers in a position where a trade is now considered to be unlikely.
The Jets, Browns and Raiders have all come up as other speculative options for Revis, but we’ll have to see if the Buccaneers are able to get some last-minute offers for Revis before Wednesday.
- Costello wonders whether or not Jets’ owner Woody Johnson would take him.
- Mike Garafolo reports that Jets coaching staff would welcome Revis back without any hard feelings, which means the decision would likely come down to owner Woody Johnson and GM John Idzik.
- According to Garafolo, “indications” are that Revis will have his pick among teams now that he has refused to take a pay cut to facilitate a trade.
The Cleveland Browns continue to be the active in trade talks based on the most recent reports.
We’ll have more regarding Revis as the news is available.
- However, PFT adds that the Cleveland Browns are attempting to trade for Revis.
- Ian Rapoport reports that they intend to take their time regarding a Revis trade.
- Schefter adds that the Buccaneers are expected to release Revis if they are unable to trade him by 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
- Ian Rapoport confirms that the Raiders are in on Revis, but adds that the Browns could be a “more attractive” trade partner for the Buccaneers.
- Rapoport adds that the Raiders are looking for a lock-down corner who can help them contend with the other quarterbacks in the AFC West.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that CB Darrelle Revis rejected a Buccaneers request for him to take a pay cut.
- Florio adds that this sparked the team’s effort to move him via a trade this week.
- Rapoport adds that the Browns will operate a similar defensive system as the Jets had a few years ago.
Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that the Bucs were looking for multiple first round picks at some point, but the Buccaneers have apparently refuted this idea to Stroud.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reportedly “pinpointed” the Eagles and Patriots as two teams to watch regarding a potential Darrelle Revis-trade in the coming days.
- According to Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report, the Buccaneers “initial asking price” was two first-round picks in return for CB Darrelle Revis.
- Freeman adds that the Buccaneers were “laughed at” around the league.
- Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer doesn’t see the Eagles trading for Darrelle Revis “unless it’s peanuts.”
- McLane adds that they would likely have interest in signing him as a free agent, but his agents are reportedly “very difficult to deal with.”
- Marvez adds that the Bucs are “really trying hard” to trade Revis and hoping to get a deal done quickly.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the Bucs are trying to get out from underneath Revis’ $16 million salary, as they are uncomfortable paying him that much.
- Rapoport adds that there is some interest in trading for Revis right now, but his salary remains an issue.
- Jason La Canfora reports that “several” teams have interest in Revis, but they believe the Bucs will ultimately release him.
- Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that there are currently no takers for Revis,
- Peter Schrager reports the Buccaneers received inquires from “multiple” potential trade partners.
- Schrager mentions that we shouldn’t assume that Revis will be released just yet.
- Adam Caplan mentions that some executives around the league believe Alterraun Verner would be the best fit for the Buccaneers if Revis is cut or traded, as he’s considered to be the best in cover-2.
Adam Schefter reports that unless the Buccaneers are able to trade Revis in the next two days, the Buccaneers are expected to release by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
- Schefter reports that two sides have discussed a restructured contract but have been unable to come to an agreement so far.
- Roy Cummings reports that the Buccaneers are trying to rework Revis’ contract while actively shopping him. (Update)
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported that “several teams” have reached out to the Buccaneers regarding the availability Revis.
The team has said previously that they are happy having Revis back next year, despite the trade rumors, but it appears as though they are willing to at least explore the idea of parting with him.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentioned a few weeks ago that if a Revis trade is going to happen, “it needs to happen fairly soon,” as the Buccaneers will owe Revis a $15 million roster bonus as of March 13.
If Revis is still on their roster at that point, Tampa Bay will be required to send the Jets their third-round pick as part of the previous trade agreement.
According to Florio, the decision really boils down to whether or not Revis is worth $16 million in cash, their third-round pick, and whatever compensation they could get in return for him in a trade.
We’ll have more regarding Revis and a potential trade as the news is available.