The Bucs want Darrelle Revis. That much is certain.
But Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik has yet to decide if the recuperating Jets cornerback is worth the asking price of the 13th overall pick in the April 25 NFL draft. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs have "a loose, self-imposed deadline'' of about a week before the draft to trade for Revis, who still is recovering from ACL surgery. The team reportedly is willing to pay him roughly $15 million a year, but the sticking point remains the first-round compensation.
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Should the Bucs part with their first-round pick, the Jets would have -- at the minimum -- the ninth and 13th overall selections this year. The Bucs were willing to give them a first-round pick in 2014, but they were "emphatically told that is not an option.''
Although Dominik has not received permission to speak with Revis' agents, the Bucs reportedly have told the agents for available cornerbacks that they are waiting to see whether they can strike a deal for Revis.
Since the Jets can't place the franchise tag on Revis at the end of the upcoming season, general manager John Idzik is hard-pressed to deal him. If Idzik is unable to broker a deal, the Jets have three options: (1) trade Revis by the October deadline; (2) sign him to a long-term deal before the end of the season; or (3) allow Revis to bolt as an unrestricted free agent and recoup a compensatory pick.
A source confirmed to Newsday Monday that Tim Tebow will take part in the Jets' voluntary workouts at their Florham Park facility, starting Monday, provided he's still on the roster. It's assumed that the seldom-used quarterback will be released or traded this offseason, although the trade market is particularly slim for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will visit the Jets Wednesday and Thursday, sources confirmed to Newsday. The Jets reportedly will bring in Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel for a visit this week . . . Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet will meet with the Giants Wednesday and the Jets on Friday. Maysonet, who was the runner-up for the FCS' Walter Payton Award, clocked unofficial times of 4.45, 4.49 and 4.56 in the 40-yard dash at his March 22 pro day.