Darrelle Revis Trade Rumors: Latest Updates on Jets Star's Potential Trade

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMarch 12, 2013

Darrelle Revis Trade Rumors: Latest Updates on Jets Star's Potential Trade

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    The New York Jets have aggressively tried to trade all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis since the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

    The Jets are in rebuilding mode with new general manager John Idzik, and he would like to build his team from the ground up through the draft. As we inch closer and closer to the draft, the rumors of a potential trade have heated up.

    Revis is currently rehabbing his left knee after suffering an ACL tear in the first game of the season last year. According to Idzik, via the New York Daily News' Seth Walder, "By all accounts, by his doctor’s accounts—he’s doing very well. By their estimation he’s ahead of schedule."

    Judging from recent history, Revis' knee won't be an issue as far as any potential trade goes. Players like Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles have made remarkable recoveries and have performed at the same high level after their respective surgeries.

    There have been many teams rumored to be interested in one of the game's premier cover corners, and we have the latest updates on every team that has been mentioned as a potential suitor for Revis.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    UPDATE: Sunday, April 21, at 1:33 p.m. ET by Justin Onslow

    According to SportsCenter's Twitter account, Tampa Bay and New York have agreed to a deal that will send Revis to the Bucs in exchange for a package that includes the 13th pick in the 2013 NFL draft:

    BREAKING: ESPN reports: Jets & Bucs agree on deal sending All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis to TB; includes 13th overall pick. Deal pends physical.

    — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 21, 2013

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    UPDATE: Sunday, April 21, at 12:42 p.m. ET by Justin Onslow

    ESPN's Rich Cimini has reported new details on the reported trade that will send Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to Cimini, the terms of the deal are in place and the cornerback with join the Buccaneers pending his physical:

    Filed to ESPN: Jets and Bucs have agreed to trade comp, source confirmed. Only hurdle is physical. If it goes well, trade done by evening.

    — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 21, 2013

    ---End of update---


    UPDATE: Sunday, April 21, at 11:53 a.m. ET by Justin Onslow

    According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Buccaneers and Jets have a deal in place for Revis and the cornerback looks to also have a tentative contract worked out with Tampa Bay:

    Jets and Bucs have already agreed on the trade, Revis and Bucs have agreed on basic contract, deal should be finalized by tonight or Mon AM

    — Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 21, 2013

    Cole also added this bit of information and suggests there is little chance the deal doesn't get finalized:

    In addition to Revis on way to Tampa, so are his agent Neil Schwartz and his uncle Sean Gilbert. Almost zero chance this doesn't get done.

    — Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 21, 2013

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    UPDATE: Sunday, April 21, at 9:15 a.m. ET by Justin Onslow

    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Jets have given Revis permission to take a physical for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

    Breakthrough: Jets have granted permission for CB Darrelle Revis to visit Tampa Bay and undergo a physical with the Buccanners, per sources.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2013

    Schefter also points out the significance of this development and suggests a trade may already have been agreed upon:

    Permission for Darrelle Revis to undergo Bucs physical never would have been granted if NYJ and TB couldn't work out trade. So there's that.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2013

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    UPDATE: Wednesday, April 17 at 12:50 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

    Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the New York Jets' asking price for Revis may be too high for the Buccaneers to pull the trigger on a deal.

    The Jets reportedly have asked for the Bucs' 13th overall pick in the NFL draft April 25, as well as selections in the third and fifth rounds. It's not clear whether one, both or neither of those later picks could come in 2014.

    The report also notes that Tampa Bay believes it is the only team with the salary cap flexibility and dire need at cornerback that is seriously considering trading for Revis. The Bucs appear prepared to part with the No. 13 pick and "something else," according to Stroud.

    ---End of update---

     

    UPDATE: Monday, April 15 at 12:08 p.m. ET by Jesse Reed

    New Jets general manager John Idzik has reportedly changed his strategy as the 2013 NFL draft approaches.

    Via Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio:

    Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that the Jets are pressing the “pause button” on the possibility of trading Revis to the Buccaneers. Per Paolantonio, the Bucs are offering “multiple picks,” which includes their 2013 first-round selection.

    It remains to be seen if this strategy will pay off for the Jets, but it won't be much longer until we get our answer.

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    UPDATE: Monday, April 7, at 1:06 a.m. ET by Dan Talintyre

    Despite maintaining a strong interest in the cornerback, Tampa Bay is reportedly becoming increasingly impatient with the situation as further roadblocks appear between it and New York.

    Per Jason Cole at Yahoo! Sports:

    The Buccaneers are not only willing to trade a combination of a first-, third- and sixth-round picks for Revis, they are also willing to pay the corner in the area of $15-16 million per year on a long-term contract.

    Idzik, who did not return a text message sent to him by Yahoo! Sports, has been coy about trading Revis. He has repeatedly said he is not “actively” trying to trade Revis, though multiple teams have said he is willing to listen to offers.

    At this point, the Bucs or any other team interested in having Revis long-term may simply wait until he becomes a free agent in the offseason rather than trade for him.

    ---End of update---

     

    UPDATE: Sunday, April 7, at 3:09 p.m. ET by Jesse Reed

    The New York Jets will reportedly look to trade Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the week of the 2013 NFL draft, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:

    Jets GM John Idzik is expected to pull the trigger on a Darrelle Revis trade to Buccaneers if price is right during week of draft, I'm told

    — Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) April 7, 2013

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    UPDATE: Thursday, Mar. 14, at 7:20 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets reportedly do not see eye-to-eye when it comes to compensation in a potential trade for superstar Darrelle Revis. Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole has the latest:

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers management, all the way up to the Glazer family that owns the team, is fully on board with trading for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. That includes paying Revis what is considered an acceptable salary.

    The holdup, for now, is what the Jets are willing to accept in a trade. The Buccaneers don't want to relinquish their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft. Tampa Bay holds the No. 13 overall pick.

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    Of all the teams reportedly in the mix for Darrelle Revis, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to have the best shot at landing the star cornerback. 

    The Tampa Bay Times' Stephen F. Holder came out on March 6 to say that the Bucs shouldn't be ruled out of the hunt. 

    Then, on Tuesday, March 12, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported, "As the new league year approaches, the Jets have, for now, one serious trade partner for cornerback Darrelle Revis. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s the Buccaneers."

    This report surfaced after Florio reported earlier on Monday:

    A league source tells PFT that the Jets have an offer on the table for Revis. Per the source, the offer is a “good” one, both as to the compensation given to the team and the financial package that would be extended to Revis.

    That's where things currently stand on the Revis Island trade front.

San Francisco 49ers

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    The San Francisco 49ers were one of the first teams associated with a potential trade for Revis. 

    CBS Sports' Clark Judge first floated the idea, citing the team's 15 draft picks as a logical reason to think San Francisco would be a player.

    Then Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole reported that two sources told him the 49ers were discussing making a run for Revis.

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen shot down those rumors, though, via Adam Schefter:

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen said a source told him the 49ers are not inclined to pursue Darrelle Revis at this time. So there's that.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2013

    But then Revis himself stoked the fires in an interview with Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson (via the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta), saying, "They did it without me last year. So, for me, looking at their roster and their team, I would just be an addition to help them win that trophy. Would it be awesome? I mean, yeah."

    However, Mortensen once again shot down any rumors of a potential trade for Revis not long after:

    Not so fast on 49ers' and #Jets CB Darrelle Revis. High-ranking team source says 49ers' interest is ".001 on a scale of 1-10."

    — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 6, 2013

    That's where things currently stand regarding any potential trade by the 49ers for Revis. 

Atlanta Falcons

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    The Atlanta Falcons haven't been shy about making bold moves the past couple of years to bolster the roster. Thomas Dimitroff famously traded up for Julio Jones in the 2011 NFL draft, and the team recently cut a trio of veterans, freeing up valuable cap space.

    Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported that the Falcons could be players for Revis.

    That rumor didn't hold up for long, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reported, "The Falcons, who can’t fit Darrelle Revis under the salary cap, have been dragged into the fray. Suffice it to say, Revis Island is not relocating to Lake Lanier."

    Dimitroff later downplayed the team's interest in Revis, via ESPN's Ed Werder:

    Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff tells me team's offseason emphasis on signing own players, downplays potential trade for Darrelle Revis

    — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 6, 2013

    Finally, Newsday's Bob Glauber squashed the entire notion with this:

    Source familiar with Falcons' situation on possible Darrelle Revis trade to Atlanta: "Absolutely not."

    — Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) March 11, 2013

    There haven't been any more rumors about Revis heading to Atlanta since Glauber's tweet.

Philadelphia Eagles

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    The Philadelphia Eagles were also one of the early teams rumored to be interested in Revis.

    The team cut Nnamdi Asomugha on Tuesday, March 12 (h/t the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane), and Philly has plenty of cap space to offer Revis a healthy contract should he land with the franchise.

    CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher first reported the team's interest:

    One team source had told me Wednesday that there had been no contact between the Eagles and Jets regarding a Revis trade, but that was Day One of the Combine. The same source didn’t rule out the idea of the Eagles making overtures.

    Then, on Monday, March 11, McLane wrote:

    There's already a rumor brewing in certain NFL circles that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has been crunching the numbers and putting together an offer to bring the 27-year-old Revis to Philadelphia.

    That's where things stand at this moment for the Eagles as far as Revis is concerned.

Denver Broncos

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    There have been no viable rumors about the Broncos as potential suitors for Revis, but some speculation was being tossed around, which prompted the Denver Post's Jeff Legwold to post this message on Twitter:

    I have known many in this business for a long time and respect them immensely, but the Broncos have NO intention of acquiring Revis.

    — Jeff Legwold(@Jeff_Legwold) March 10, 2013

     

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