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March 11, 2014 @ 2:20 pm
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Browns, Raiders Emerge As Potential Trade Partners For Revis

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The Buccaneers are desperately attempting to deal Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis but with little success up until this afternoon. But two teams, the Browns and the Raiders have emerged as possible suitors to acquire the talented cornerback.
From all reports over the past 24 hours it is becoming more and more likely that Darrelle Revis has played his last game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Now the question becomes, can the Buccaneers wrangle some sort of compensation from another NFL team for Revis, or do they just end up cutting him? Teams are aware of the Buccaneers desire to save Revis’ $16 million salary, and know that they will be able to bid for his services if he is released and becomes a free agent.

But according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Cleveland Browns are considering make a deal for the All-Pro cornerback. The Browns, who have approximately $57 million of salary cap space, are one just a handful of NFL teams that could handle the current $16 million contract.

Another team that has been rumored to be a potential landing spot is the Oakland Raiders who have just over $60 million in cap space available. Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders are strong players in the Revis sweepstakes.

The general consensus is that these two teams would only consider making the trade due to the fact both feel if Revis were to become a free agent, the chances of him signing with either of the two teams would be slim.

Revis was acquired last year when former general manager Mark Dominik traded a 2013 first-round pick, and a conditional draft pick in 2014 to the Jets for a player believed to be the best cover cornerback in football. Revis, who was the 2009 AFC Defensive Player of the Year, was coming off a torn ACL that cost him much of 2012 season and also seeking a new contract from the salary cap-strapped Jets. 

Facing the prospects of losing him after the 2013 season and getting nothing in return for him, the Jets traded Revis, who had 19 interceptions in his six-year career, to Tampa Bay last April. In addition to the trade, Dominik signed Revis to a six-year, $96-million deal that is really a series of six individual deals worth $16-million.

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    How we doing scubog? Again if you want to sign a guy like Talib and overpay him as the Broncos just did, I'm fine with that b/c they have the team capable of competing for a Championship for the next 2-3 years (as long as Manning plays). But for this team, they are young...extremely young, with a limited talent base...limited in terms of competing for titles....they are just not there yet. So I never bought into why it ever made sense to sign Revis. And to think the last regime didn't even play him strict man-to-man coverage even adds to one of the worst signings in my opinion this organization has ever made. Once he's released it will automatically become the worst signing in Bucs History...well....one of...
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    Always love to read the condescending remarks from BF47. The trade for Revis was one that we Bucs fans (intelligent or not) had no control. Most simply accepted this arranged marriage and hoped for the best. As with many things that don't work out as planned, but seemed like a good idea at the time; you simply move on and be more cautious next time. Explains our divorce rate.
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    I would have a huge problem if the Bucs were Championship contenders moving forward, like a Denver New England or Seattle....San Fran...but they are not. I argued signing him to begin with was actually the sign that spoke to me the last regime had no clue about how to build a championship roster. Unintelligent fans pertaining to managing an actual salary cap will not understand this move, but it's by FAR the right decision. In this new system, just letting him go for acquired Players or picks or both plus you add Verner....that's actually pure genius
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    I'm sorry NO! Unless someone trades us a first round pick for Revis the absolute most foolish thing would be to cut him. He's a probowl contributed every game and is a good team mate. There are many other ways to create cap room like nicks who has barely played, Barth, keanon, penn even! Don't give me this crap about creating cap room as a valid reason for cutting him! Teaming him up with alteron verner and banks is going to be insane! Dom did the stupid contract but don't fight stupid with stupid, keep revis
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    Also, the highest draft pick we could get according to reports I have seen is a 4th rounder. This isn't a trade for value....this is a salary dump.
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    We have three great players: McCoy, David, Revis. After we trade Revis, we will have 2. Is the money an issue? If so, just cut Penn/Nicks and let Joseph go. Now you have saved money. There aren't too many times that letting a star in his prime works out. Also, just as an aside, we traded a 1st and a 4th for the rehab year of Revis. And now we are going to let him go for nothing.
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    @jongruden I thought I was the only one that felt like this. Losing Revis does NOT make us a better team. I'm all for reworking his contract if the numbers are too much but looking at what's already been signed nothing of high value is left. All the moves should be able to be accomplished with what's left. That being Tillman and Hester. If we want Collins then we need to get rid of Penn not one of the few Pro Bowl plYers we have. I think we have lost so long that some think endless rebuilding is the way. This move STINKS!
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    This is how you take a team that has the possibility of a championship in a few years if we play our cards right and become a perennial 9-7 team - lose draft picks and don't keep stars. Ask Gruden how that worked out for him...
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    So Bucs Fans are happy with letting a top corner (Revis) go for extra draft picks? This is a losing mentality that has been a culture here in Tampa for yrs with management and fans, if they let Revis go this might be the dumbest organization in football period!!!!!
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    I don't have a problem with Dom getting Revis. At the time, the Bucs were coming off a 7-9 season with the worst pass defense in the NFL. We thought we had the pieces for a playoff run, including a quarterback. Adding Revis would only make everybody better. But, who know about Josh's problems. Then the other unfortunate events that caused the train to go off the rails. So, here we are.
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    Would be my preference that bucs swap picks with whoever we trade with ( oak or clev) and move to the spot where they could draft Watkins
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    If we have to give up Revis (which we don't) I like that idea ColeRiel. I would also settle for the Browns' lower 1st round pick where we could draft another CB, WR, OT, G or Mosley.
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    While I disappointed that we can't seem to keep a really good corner, the new regime seems to feel trapped by the ridiculously high contract they signed last year (and the picks they gave up). I'm fine with him leaving, but disappointed that we are more than likely not going to receive more draft pick compensation that we gave up. That shows poor decision making at the top, but we have mostly MD to blame.
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    Any reports coming out as to the type of compensation the BUCS are up to get?
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