The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis prior to 4:00 pm Wednesday when he is due a $1.5 million roster bonus and the fourth-round pick they traded to the jets would become a third-round pick. If Tampa Bay cannot find a trade partner, they are expected to release the five-time Pro Bowl defensive back.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports two teams to watch after the Buccaneers release Revis are the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. Both were playoff teams in 2013 and need help in the secondary.
Revis, 28, had two interceptions, two forced fumbles, 11 passes defended, one sack and 50 total tackles in his first season in Tampa Bay in 2013. The 5'11", 198 lbs. cornerback is one of the few legitimate shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL. The Eagles have $19.911 million in cap space heading into free agency.
He'd look great in midnight green. Also, all this "Revis Island" got me picturing Revis Island in Philadelphia and I like to picture it like this.
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