Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) runs back into the locker room at the end of the game against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Buccaneers "Stepping Up Efforts" To Trade Darrelle Revis with "Deadline" Looming

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It doesn’t have to make sense for it to be true.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly interested in trading All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1.

 

This is the first time that a legitimate reporter has claimed the Buccaneers were looking to deal Revis, as most previous reports were speculative at best or relied on information from other teams who were interested in Revis.

And as Adam Caplan of ESPN points out, the Buccaneers do have a “deadline” of sorts looming when it comes to Revis.

 

Not only with Darrelle be paid a roster bonus on Thursday, but the fourth-round pick the Buccaneers sent to New York will officially become a third-round pick at that time.

When previous reports were swirling about Revis’ future in Tampa Bay, I provided my opinion that Revis should not be dealt for less than an “RGIII-type” of deal. Nothing that has happened since then has changed that opinion.

The Buccaneers freed up $6 million in cap space by releasing the sub par Davin Joseph, and may save even more if they release Donald Penn and replace him with a cheaper Anthony Collins or a rookie tackle. But reports from the national media claim that the Buccaneers aren’t happy with his $16 million dollar salary.

 

Despite indications that the salary cap is set to rise over the next few years, and free agents already getting large contracts this offseason, there is still “smoke” blowing about that seems to stem from a “fire” within One Buc Place. There’s someone providing the media with information that the Buccaneers don’t like Revis’ contract, because there’s been far too much speculation on the topic for it to just be made up.

Hopefully Jason Licht comes to his senses and doesn’t trade the best corner in football for pennies on the dollar, but if he does, we’ll keep you posted with all the latest news and rumors.

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