Report: Bucs to Cut Darrelle Revis if No Trade Partner Emerges
After all the work it took last season to relocate Revis Island to Tampa Bay, who would have thought it would come to this?
After attempting to restructure a six-year $96 million contract, the Bucs will release All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis if no trade partner emerges in the next two days, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter Monday night.
The Bucs traded away last year's first round pick for Revis, and a conditionaldraft choice for 2014.That choice becomes a third-round draft pick if Revis is on the team's roster at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday. Otherwise it's a fourth-round pick.
Revis is alsoscheduled to earn a $1.5 million roster bonus Wednesday, so the teammust act quickly.
Even if the Bucs are unable to find a trade partner, releasing him would instantly free up $16 million in cap space -- more than enough to sign a player like Charles Tillman, who has a close relationship with head coach Lovie Smith from their days together in Chicago.