Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik knows shutdown corners don’t come around every day. That’s why, according to a Tampa Bay Times report, he hasn't ruled out giving up his first-round pick in this year's NFL draft (13th overall) to acquire Darrelle Revis.
“If we think it’s in the best interest of the team, we will do something,’’ Dominik said Monday in Phoenix, the location of the NFL owners meetings. “If that’s a player that everybody is speculating (Revis) or maybe it’s a player at a position that nobody has thought about.
“But certainly, these meetings are very healthy for those kinds of discussions to see if there is a way to get this team better and does that include players or draft picks or a combination? That’s what we’ll look at.’’
A recent Yahoo! Sports story claimed Tampa Bay’s reluctance to surrendering their first-round pick was part of the reason trade talks between the Jets and Bucs haven’t progressed.
No deal for Revis is likely to come “for several more weeks,” according to the Tampa Bay Times, but the Bucs are willing to sign Revis to a long-term deal. And a first-round pick won’t be a sticking point for Dominik.
Focused on shoring up their league-worst pass defense, the Bucs signed free-agent safety DeShon Goldson to a five-year, $41.5-million deal. And according to the article, Tampa Bay's not “overly concerned” about Revis’ recovery from his ACL injury.