NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles have called the Tampa Bay Buccaneers regarding Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. Rapoport also mentions the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons have also inquired about Revis.
This coming almost 24 hours after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported 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.
Tampa Bay is trying to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis prior to 4:00 pm today 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.
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 28-year-old is slated to make $16 million this season and he wants to get paid. If a team were to try and turn that $16 million into a bonus, they would take a $5.6 million cap hit.
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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