Talks with Bucs haven't led to Jets trading Darrelle Revis yet
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Darrelle Revis still is a Jet -- for now.
Despite speculation that the star cornerback could be Tampa Bay-bound, Jets general manager John Idzik hasn't agreed to any deals involving Revis. The Buccaneers have had internal discussions about the cornerback and are open to the possibility of a trade, according to a source.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, the Bucs don't want to give up their first-round pick (13th overall) in next month's NFL draft, but might be amenable to surrendering their 2014 first-rounder.
Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano didn't shoot down the rumors when given a chance Wednesday. "Everything's a possibility," he said on NFL Network. "But we're not allowed to talk about players under contract with other teams." Nevertheless, Schiano added that any player who could improve his team is on his "radar."
The Jets could choose to trade Revis, who is rehabbing from knee surgery, sooner rather than later. But if they do so before Saturday -- when he's due to earn a $1-million roster bonus -- his cap number increases from $9 million to $12 million in dead money.
Though it's unclear when and if Idzik, who was at Alabama's Pro Day Wednesday, will pull the trigger on a trade for the three-time All-Pro, Tampa Bay appears to be the most likely choice. But the Buccaneers found another way to bolster their secondary, reeling in free-agent safety Dashon Goldson. After flying the former 49er to Florida on a private plane, Goldson agreed to a five-year, $41.25-million deal that includes $22 million guaranteed.
During an NFL Network interview, Goldson was asked about the Revis rumors, to which he playfully replied: "This is my time.
"I hope everything works out for him. Definitely. I'm a Buc, so if it works out I'll be glad to have him. He's a good football player."
It remains to be seen whether Goldson's contract means the Bucs will be less inclined to to sign Revis. With a market already saturated with free-agent cornerbacks such as Nnamdi Asomugha, Sean Smith, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brent Grimes, Aqib Talib and Antoine Winfield, plus a deep pool of defensive backs in the upcoming draft, the Bucs may not be as willing to offer the Jets major draft choice compensation.
Though other teams were initially linked to a potential Revis trade, the Broncos and Falcons are no longer believed to be in the market for the cornerback. And the 49ers' interest in Revis is reportedly ".001 on a scale of one to 10."
On Monday, ProFootballTalk.com reported the Jets had a "good" deal on the table that was beneficial to both sides, but according to the website, the financials of the proposed deal had not been shared with Revis' camp as of Tuesday.
Revis is currently in Paris for some sightseeing and to promote his NIKE Zoom Revis sneaker.
If Revis plays out the remaining year on his contract and leaves next year as an unrestricted free agent, the Jets likely will get a third-round draft pick as compensation.
With Bob Glauber