BY: John Mamola
As first reported by FOX Sports Alex Marvez, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the process of looking for a trade partner to send Darrelle Revis to another franchise.
Former Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik acquired Revis from the New York Jets last April in exchange for a 2013 first-round draft pick and conditional fourth-rounder this year. That pick becomes a third-rounder if Revis is on the Bucs' roster on March 13.
Revis, 28, was a 16-game starter for the Bucs this past season, performing well and earning a Pro Bowl berth in his first season back from reconstructive knee surgery.
According to Tampa Bay Times Buccaneers beat reporter Rick Stroud, the Buccaneers have been attempting to trade him but Revis' contract -- $16 million per year -- has been too prohibitive for other teams to pick up being that the salary is nearly 5-6 million dollars higher than the next highest paid at his position.
#Bucs attempt to trade Revis will be difficult due to his $16-M salary, $5-6-million more than highest paid CB.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 11, 2014
According to WDAE's Tom Krasniqi, the Buccaneers are attempting to restructure the contract with Revis, but have had some trouble with the pro bowl cornerback.
@DoryLeBlanc I'm told the team was trying to get Revis down to around the $10M range, maybe less than that. He's not doing that— Tom Krasniqi (@TKras) March 11, 2014
If the Buccaneers cannot come to a restructured contract, it has been reported by Stroud that the Buccaneers will indeed release Revis.
If the #Bucs are unable to trade Revis, they are likely to release him in the next day or two, the Times has learned.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 11, 2014
Stay tuned to WDAE for all the latest on the Buccaneers and free agency.
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