The wait is over. Cornerback Darrelle Revis is a member of the Buccaneers.
Revis’ agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod sent out word via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that his client has agreed to terms with Tampa Bay after flying to meet with the Buccaneers for a physical earlier in the day. Reports indicated that the Bucs and Jets had agreed to terms on a trade sending Revis to the Bucs pending that physical and that the Bucs and Revis had already reached a framework for a deal that would extend Revis’ stay with the team beyond 2013.
That team will use the picks they receive from Tampa, expected to include the 13th overall selection on Thursday, to start rebuilding a threadbare roster. The Bucs, on the other hand, have filled one of their biggest needs with a player who, if recovered from a torn ACL, could make up for a lot of the problems the Bucs had stopping the pass last year.
And in a nice little twist, they’ll get their first chance to show off their new prize in Week One against the Jets.
UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. ET: The Buccaneers have announced the trade and a new six-year contract for Revis. They will send this year’s first-round pick (No. 13 overall) and a conditional pick in 2014. It will be either a third- or fourth-round selection.