Posted April 08, 2013

Report: Darrelle Revis trade talks hit roadblock as Buccaneers get impatient

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Darrelle Revis, New York Jets

Trade talks between the Jets and Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis have hit a speed bump. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Trade talks between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets for star cornerback Darrelle Revis appear to have hit an impasse, as the Buccaneers are growing frustrated with the pace of negotiations.

Citing three sources, Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole reported Sunday of the roadblock between the Jets and Buccaneers, who appear to be the only serious trade partner for Revis.

From Cole’s report:

The Buccaneers are not only willing to trade a combination of a first-, third- and sixth-round picks for Revis, they are also willing to pay the corner in the area of $15-16 million per year on a long-term contract.

Idzik, who did not return a text message sent to him by Yahoo! Sports, has been coy about trading Revis. He has repeatedly said he is not “actively” trying to trade Revis, though multiple teams have said he is willing to listen to offers.

At this point, the Bucs or any other team interested in having Revis long-term may simply wait until he becomes a free agent in the offseason rather than trade for him.

Cole’s report came on the same day ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini reported on another developing rift between Revis and the Jets. The team is insisting that they will enforce language in Revis’ contract that only provides him with bonus money if he participates in the Jets’ offseason conditioning program.

According to Cimini’s report, Revis wants to stay in Arizona, where he has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee with his personal trainer. He would like to avoid any distractions that come with a trip to the Jets’ training facility. But he is expected to participate in order to collect $3 million in bonus money.


2 comments
kram0789
kram0789

Please say no to trading picks for Revis.  Silliest idea I have ever heard. And it has been done before and failed miserably. Essentially all the Bucs get for the draft picks is one year of Revis' service and exclusive rights to negotiate. The one year is because if they wait a year he will be a UFA.  The exclusive rights are not worth much, as all it can possibly save is money.  The Bucs need players and giving up two potential stars for one year of service and some money is scary stupid.

CharlesTerrito
CharlesTerrito

anybody else tired of the soap opera that comes with revis?the jets are handling this wrong! revis's ego does seem to get in the way of any trade possibilities. too bad, h is good player and most of us want to see him play. GO BILLS!!