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April 21, 2013 @ 9:19 am
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Revis To Be Examined By Bucs Sunday; Deal Inching Closer

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The three months of rumors of Darelle Revis to Tampa Bay are beginning to look more and more likely, as PewteReport.com can confirm that Revis will be examined by the Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received permission from the New York Jets to bring CB Darrelle Revis in for a physical on Sunday.

Reports say pending the physical result, a deal is imminent, with some reporting it could be done as early as Sunday afternoon. PewterReport.com can confirm the reports that Revis will be examined by the Bucs today are true.

The Revis-to-Tampa speculation has been going on since January when reports surfaced out of New York that owner Woody Johnson was prepared to move the league’s best cornerback. New Jets general manager John Idzik previously worked in the Buccaneers front office, and the Buccaneers desperate need for CB help, made Tampa Bay a potential – and logical landing spot.

Revis is coming off an ACL injury that occurred last season in Week 3, but according to reports – and video – it appears Revis is ahead of schedule, and barring any major setback, should be available opening weekend. The Buccaneers travel to the Jets opening weekend to kick off the season September 8.

It is still not known what the compensation for Revis will be. Speculation from some have the Buccaneers surrendering a number one, three and a sixth-round draft pick, however sources tell PewterReport.com that is still to be determined.

The Buccaneers are one of the few teams in the NFL that have enough ammunition and salary cap space available to pull off the deal. Tampa Bay has more than $33 million in cap space. If a deal is completed, the Bucs likely would sign Revis to a long-term extension worth between $13- 15 million per year.

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    Let's see what Monte Hall had to offer in this Deal where the Bucs needed a CB desperately. Options: Door #1.) Select unproven rookie in draft and hope he learns quickly. Door # 2.) Sign a"has-been" or "never-been" Free Agent. Door # 3.) Trade for the best CB in the league. Hmmmmmmmmm. Dominik has now added two Pro Bowl players to the secondary to join last year's first round choice and top defensive free agent turning a weakness into a strength yet some chose to poke holes. What if his knee hurts? It's too much money. It's too much compensation. He's an old 27. Mark Barron wears # 24. He likes being paid well. Revis is from southwestern Pa. like me so he has to be alright.
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    You know... I haven't been for this move with the financial burden and draft surrendering. But how can anyone complain about an offseason that includes picking up 2 of the best at their respective positions for the second year in a row?Revis and Goldson make this team better over the next 5 yrs than any of the players we could draft this year. We've slimmed down the payroll in other places without much really being lost in talent to make the money for Revis jive without it killing us. Grade "A" front office even though I haven't always seen the light I am happy with where we ended up. And I can't help but to think something special will still come from what we have left in the draft 4 days from now. Go Bucs!!
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    I love the fact we are getting Revis-The end
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    Question: assuming a #1 pick has to be a part of this, and it's going to happen. Why would you rather give this years #1, which obviously can't be a conditional pick, than agreeing to a highly conditional #1 in 2014 ? What if Revis passes a physical this weekend and it becomes apparent he's actually damaged goods before the season or during. Will you still look at holding onto next yr's #1 as more important than insuring this make-it-or-break-it moment ? And grabbing the BPA @ 13 this year.
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    @jshumaker..... Like your post about the PLANE!
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    Pick6 - Yes, those trades were necessary to win it, and were necessary for a very specific reason. Years of being a one-dimensional team that did not to draft well offensively or develop players on that side of the ball. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see us near the end of "the window" as existed when Gruden was brought in. Just near the end of "Dom's window", and I sure do hope Schiano is behind this 100%, because it surely wouldn't be fair to him if not. Ballsy is one way to put it, as the risk reward here is crazy big. I'd love to have a healthy Revis on the team but am not sure I'll live to see it. I'll be the guy that's turned blue in the corner from holding his breath the entire off-season.
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    I am against the amount that we are giving the Jets for Revis, not so much the salary cap hit. It is the #1 pick this year that I do not like. Regardless, we will not know whether this was a good trade until the end of the season. If he stays healthy and our pass defense does jump to the upper half of the league, then we might be contenders.
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    Looking at this trade one has to wonder what happened too, BUILD THROUGH THE DAFT, BUILD LONG TERM? It looks like Dominik has changed his plan, I can't draft well so I'll go the F/A way. When we don't make the playoffs for another two years are we going to say we gave up too much for one player? The playoff window ibegins, 2014 playoffs or it's time for a new GM.
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    Cant believe that Dominik would risk his Job for this pick....I think its dangerous.
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    I think Dominick and Schiano should have a plane gassed and ready to skip town. That way if anything goes wrong with Revis at any point in the season, they can get out in a hurry.
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    hearing we are giving up 1st, 3rd, 5th, and a 2 next year....wow that's a lot for a player we are the only suitor for...
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    I just don't understand how every single move Tampa makes is contradicted. First it's we don't make the big move. Then when we do it's why did you risk so much and that said player isn't worth it. Many Buccaneer fans are not consistent. I'm gonna say this and leave it; our team has needs, but the biggest need which was the secondary has been addressed. Revis and goldston. They have already made our secondary one of the top in the nfl. Now, we need bowers and clayborn to stay healthy and take pressure off McCoy. These three can do a lot of damage. Lets finally get all three on the field at the same time, and it will be an awesome sight to see. Revis alone makes our dl better. I'm happy that they are taking a chance and at 27, that's a very nice age to continue to build on for at least 5 more yrs.
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    Question, how much will Revis pay Barron to get the number 24?
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    Look, now that it appears inevitable, I will root for Revis and I hope this works out. But I wish I could shake the feeling that we are bidding against ourselves. I am not sure he is worth a 1st given the money he will ask for, but a 1st, a 3rd, and a late round pick? And then you factor in the lack of other moves we have done this offseason. If we are going all in, why not go all in? And for those who say we did the same thing with Keyshawn and Gruden, remember, we were a perennial playoff team back then. Now we are an up and down team that has shown 0 consistency, and who is the veteran who is going to keep Revis in check? Maybe Barber for 1 year? If he is healthy yes he will help the defense, but at that price and for that money, I just don't think it is worth it. But if it happens, I will be onboard. I still hope we grab a CB in the 2nd round too.
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    Just like I predicted last year that not taking Morris Claiborne was a bad decision and having worst cb situation in NFL last year i was told I was wrong... hate to say it but you can't give up a 13th overall pick for a injured acl cornerback... u realize how tight his corners are he has to turn and how agile he has to be.... coming off injury in HOPE he will be like he used to. Figure it out Mark Dominik god I hate you. The Jets are so effing desperate to get rid of him are you retarded! LET HIM STAY WITH the JETS and think about the bad chemistry they have goin on over there! Make the Jets sweat a little bit you know there screwed if they keep him next year and MAKE HIM PROVE HE CAN PLAY LIKE HE USED TO and then SIGN HIM NEXT year!!!!! I dont understand why this is so hard to figure out! Im not arguing against his skill but you cant give in and lose a 1st round pick. What if Star Lot falls to 13? Think about the impact Tavon Austin is going to have on the NFL. REVIS WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR to sign... this is such an effing joke!
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    All reports so far say that Revis' ACL is healing ahead of schedule. As a 30 year season ticket holder I am very excited to have what most experts feel is the best shutdown CB in the league in recent memory. It makes one of our most glaring weaknesses now a strength. It in no way guarantees playoff spot but it is just silly talk to say we won't be improved this year with our two Pro Bowl Guards back and a much improved Def. secondary. I was hoping we wouldn't have to give up a first rounder this year but, if healthy, Revis will definitely be worth it.
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    This is a HUGE trade! We know that it will involve the #1 this year. I hope it's not to bad with the other picks we give up and in which year we give them up. Get on board Tampa. We just revamped our secondary to one of the top 3 in the NFL. Its rich, I know. But, a player of this caliper does not come on the market everyday and he is only 27! I know the injury worries some, as it does me as well. We see many more medical marvels these days as the science improves with the recovery of these types of injuries. At least they made a bold move! They are willing to spend the BUCS and make the effort. This was not the case with previous Buc owners and teams. It's going to be exciting if nothing else. Ticket sales will start to pick up now! One more thought... I keep hearing calls for the dismissal of RB Blount. I think this would be a mistake! The kid is still young and I think he has been under-coached a bit. You have him cheap and he will provide a blow for the muscle hamster! He provides a different dimension at RB. I say keep him this year as depth. There may come a time when the BUCs may need to rely on him. Having said this, I believe he might still be traded in the draft as a pick and player package to move up and get a guy we have our eye on if that player becomes available! Go BUCS!!!!
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    This is the greatest news i've heard in a long time, i am besides myself as they say. Ole Drew Brees and Matt Ryan's worst nightmare is about to become reality. Revis is still a young man . If we can pick up a good pass rusher also we will be a NFC power. All we need to do is stay healthy , we have the talant and coaching to be a power now . Offense, Defense and special teams looking great, and we still have the draft ahead of us . It all smells like January football down on Dale Mabry.
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    great move bucs
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    PR has covered every angle of this trade except for how it will affect the resigning of the players that will be up next year. Could you please do an article on the projected ccontracts and the likelihood of players lost. I know it's all speculation right now but i think it would be a good article. I think we should go to Williams and McCoy right now and get them to sign team friendly contracts in an effort to keep this team together for a few years. My guess is Penn's contact is the first to go. Best case scenario is Freeman does well so we can cut Penn, use his contract savings to pay Freeman and use next year's 1st on Penn's replacement.
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    Awesome! Now lets go DT or LB in 2nd rd if the value is there or trade back into first.Maybe trade back into 2nd also or either. GO BUCS!!!
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    Sweeeeet! From one of the worst secondaries in the league to one of the best. @ghost27 I doubt Barron will give up #24. I think Revis will take #25 since that was his number at Pitt.
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    As they say down under, "Way to cover your ARSE Dominik". Now with no first round pick, if they can still trade up into the bottom of the first to get Margus Hunt or another quality top DE, DT or CB that would be icing on the cake. My fantasy would have been to keep number 13 and try to somehow maneuver up in the first round from 13 to pick up Tavon Austin. I think right now he is the best player in this draft and he is going to make a huge impact as a pro. He is going to make Percy Harvin look like a Pee Wee Football Player. Can you imagine an offense with Doug Matin, Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, Tavon Austin and a draft worth tight end? Not to mention an O Line with the return of Nicks and Joseph. That would truly be scary. OH WELL WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN!!!!!!!! I hope Revis is worth it. He could be another Adrian Peterson as far as his ACL healing or he could very well be a total loss with a big contact. I hope it is the Peterson Scenario. I hope Domiunk can pull off some kind of miracle and trade up and get a future superstar. The Bucs certainly need one right now.
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    After looking at the schedule and now the Revis trade IMO it looks like a seven and nine season (7-9) at best, with or without Revis. Why make this trade now when next year all we need is MONEY? I know it's early to put the W-L numbers on the season but not when we are hocking the franchise for ONE player that is coming off an injury. The people that wanted Revis I'm happy for you, but it will still come down to the QB play. This trade should have waited until the Oct . trade deadline when we know what we are getting and could have got him for a lot less.
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    I disagree. If you wait, More teams who are in the hunt for a playoff spot and need that last piece can swoop in and grab him. Then what? We could not wait. Your right though, it does come down to qb play, but freeman can't do it alone. He needs help from the defensive side. At least 3 games (and I'm being generous) were lost because our pass defense was so poor. The eagles game comes to mind...this is fine. We still have plenty of cap room after this trade. Like I said, chances have to be taken in order to be an elite team. Idk about all of you but I'm ready to play football in January and February again.
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    So I'm guessing buc fans don't want the purest thing to a legitimate shut down corner that we've seen since deon sanders? O...ok. Really, stop. Your all on about his knee and it needs to stop. You think that he can't heal? The one good thing about ACL injuries that when rehabbed right, can come back stronger. Have faith. If your gonna be great, you gotta take chances. Revis will take away half a football field, and with goldston, Barron, wright (servicable) and hopefully barber; our secondary is 100 times better than it was last year. Do it Tampa, get it done. Your doing the right thing. Trying to win and Revis will do nothing but help our team win.
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    Yes!!! Let's go bucs this is exactly what our defense needs. All the complainers need to jump off a bridge lol.
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    If this is true great now all is left is fo rRevis to pay Mark Barron money for the # 24 lol but GO BUCCS
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    hes bad in the club house, upsets team chemistry and isnt a TEAM PLAYER! plus coming off a knee injury.......ala cadallac williams....we need pass rushes to put pressure on qbs!!!! i say pass.and keep draft pics!
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    As I opined in my last post on Revis, this deal is going to happen pending the outcome of the physical which I expect Revis to pass. I think the compensation will parallel the Harvin trade which was a 2013 1st and 7th and a 2014 3rd. In the Bucs case, I think it will be the 1st pick, a 5th or 6th round pick and a 2014 conditional 3rd round pick because of Revis’ injury. I would expect the deal to be done by Thursday but may not be announced until the 13th pick is called to heighten the drama. Since this is an opinion forum, I will further opine that once this deal is done, the Bucs will be more active in a 2nd FA that always occurs following the draft!
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    You kinda knew this was coming. The whole thing comes down to how he heals up and how much of the Bucs future is being hocked. SMOKE.....FIRE !!!! This trade is relevant to me. I can go with the 1-13 pick but any other picks need to be in 2014, because the Bucs have needs this year. We will soon see if we got snookered again by the NY slickers !!!
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    I agree jr.The 13 th this year is fine, but let the picks be next year. Anyone know when those will be revealed?
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    Nooooooo! I agree with matador! He's too expensive and coming off injury..."putting all our eggs in one basket" is not the way to go and build for the future. Please say we are not giving up our 1st on this trade!! Arghhh!
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    Someone pointed out on twitter that the very ballsy Keyshawn and gruden trades are what made the Lombardi possible last time. If revis is healthy, Dominick has proven to be a tremendous cap guy and I have faith it won't break the team financially. If CB was going to be our first round pick, revis is better than any CB in the draft. So then you are down to a couple depth picks for the right to sign one of the best CBs in football. Bucs fans won't regret this trade, and I think there is a bump coming in cap space next year or the year after to help with out emerging core
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    Mike Mayock agrees with Pick6 and that's enough for me. Dom knows cap.
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    Noooooooo!! I would not do this deal on almost any terms, think of the cap space he will chew up when we know our space is going to be much tighter in '14-15 already. He's too old, he's too expensive, he's coming off injury, and he's only one player for a team with a ton of needs courtesy of years of poor drafting. You only do this deal if you are reacting to pressure to win this season instead of building for the next 5+ yrs. Best case you get three yrs of high caliber play before he goes downhill, worst case he is never the same player and our weak pass rush exposes him as very talented but human. I wouldn't give up our #1, but if we do that and add anything higher than a 4th, Dom should be fired. Unfortunately, the pressure to deliver a winner in the short term to boost ticket sales, get the games back on TV in TPA and facilitate ticket price increases next season could easily be coming from the Glazers - they're businesspeople first and always. Ugh.
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    Haven't been a fan of this from the start, but it looks like it is going to happen so I may as well start to get behind it. I hope the compensation is incorrect and somehow we can give them Blount instead of three picks. I wouldn't mind giving Blount and a second and a pick next year to be determined based on both Bount and Revis's play, could be as high as a second or as low as a fourth. Not sure it will happen but it makes sense that they would want Blount, he fits Rex Ryan's running game perfectly.
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    Agreed...awesome! Revis coming back at 100% has never been in question for me. The only question in my mind is how much training camp and preseason participation he will be able to partake in this fall. Veteran or not, I believe performance and health are linked to playing the game full speed with your teammates. Hopefully that happens sooner than Week 1. Maybe a week of training camp before the 3rd preseason game will work out.
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    Awesome.
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