Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/14/14
The Patriots may not need to worry about facing Darrelle Revis twice a year soon. The Jets cornerback was granted permission to meet with the Buccaneers and undergo a physical, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter tweeted that permission for Revis to take a physical for Tampa Bay “never would have been granted” if the Jets and Bucs couldn’t work out a trade. A trade between New York and Tampa Bay has been rumored for months now. Revis would have been a free agent after the 2013 season, and the Jets will be able to get more for him in a trade than they would have in a compensation draft pick. The Buccaneers hold the No. 13 pick in the upcoming NFL draft. A deal between both teams would likely include that draft choice and more picks. The Jets already hold the No. 9 selection in the draft. Revis is coming off ACL surgery. He was injured in a Sept. 23 game against the Dolphins and missed the remainder of the season. He is ahead of schedule and has resumed running, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
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