Found March 21, 2013 on
As we reported earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are growing tired of the games the New York Jets seem to be playing in regards to working out a deal for star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The Buccaneers are still the only team we hear in regards to the Revis trade, and it appears they are not going away quietly. The Star Ledger via Peter King of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Tampa Bay has offered the Jets their 2104 1st and 2nd round picks for Revis.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, though, the Buccaneers have upped the ante to include both their first and second-round picks in 2014 and to also pay Revis roughly $15 million per season in an extension. This, despite not knowing if the corner is fully healthy.
The report says that the sticking point remains Tampa Bay’s first-round pick in 2013, which the Jets apparently covet. This would give them the No. 9 and No. 13 overall picks next month. King added that nothing got done in Arizona to move negotiations forward.
For the moment, the Jets don’t seem to be jumping at the offer.
New Jets GM John Idzik is committing career suicide at this point. The Jets are salary cap strapped and definitely in rebuild mode.
I understand his wanting to have the #9 and #13 pick in this years draft, but if he ends up holding on to Revis and making no deal, he’s going to allow the top defensive back in football to walk in 2014 for nothing.
His job is to get the best possible deal, and getting picks in 2014 is a good deal. that would give the Jets two first and two second round picks next season when even more money comes off their books.
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It is time for another rebuttal to a story that was a rebuttal to previous stories which was a rebuttal for… Well you get the hint. To follow up yesterday’s story about the Bucs’ 2014 draft picks comes a story from the New York Post saying general manager John Idkzik isn’t even clear what he wants in return from the Bucs to trade Darrelle Revis. According to league sources...
Another day, another bit of news regarding Darrelle Revis. This time, it comes courtesy of Peter King of Sports Illustrated. King writes that the Buccaneers do not necessarily need to part with any of this year’s draft picks. In fact, the source said, if the Jets are willing to take both picks in 2014, Tampa Bay would likely deal its first- and second-round picks for Revis...
The national media has weighed in on the Jets potential trade of Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers. While reports have said anything from it happening this week to not happening until this summer, none have labeled their cornerback situation better than NFL Network’s Charles Davis. Appearing on 98.7 The Fan Wednesday morning with Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski, Davis was asked...
Peter King of SI.com reports that a source has informed him that the Buccaneers would consider trading the Jets their first- and second-round picks in 2014 for CB Darrelle Revis.
King mentions that the Buccaneers are the “only serious bidder” for Revis at this point, and there’s a good chance that this is as far as Tampa Bay is willing to go in the negotiating process...
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Earlier today, offensive lineman Brandon Albert signed his franchise tender with the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, the Chiefs are actively shopping Albert in hopes of trading him.
The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity, said the Chiefs aren’t desperate to move Albert but realize another team might offer him a better...