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Darrelle Revis has agreed to terms with Buccaneers

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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.

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45 Responses to “Darrelle Revis has agreed to terms with Buccaneers”
  1. houseofbacon says: Apr 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    Best cb + best fs = backfield problems over.

  2. qdog112 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    Good!!! Now Cam and Steve can whoop him twice a year. Oh, my hamstring …

  3. bucs1905 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    So this years first and conditional 4th from next year. ANDDDDD no guarenteed money in the contract. Great deal for Tampa

  4. sabotage2u says: Apr 21, 2013 4:50 PM

    Only cost the Bucs 2 picks and got him for 6yrs & No Guaranteed money; Dominik hit a HR! Incredible deal for the Bucs!

  5. bucrightoff says: Apr 21, 2013 4:50 PM

    Hopefully its not too insane and the picks aren’t too outrageous. Secondary needed help in the worst way and you pretty much can’t do better than this. Right up there with the Gruden trade as the biggest in team history.

  6. fdugrad says: Apr 21, 2013 4:50 PM

    A deal that extends his stay…yeah, THAT should be no problem, HAW, HAW, HAW!!

  7. deltszp says: Apr 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    His stats will be inflated from the beginning from playing against Sanchez week 1

  8. captainwisdom8888 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    The Bucs will come to thoroughly regret this trade very soon. They would have been much better off drafting a CB with youthful legs and a much smaller contract than an overpaid veteran coming off of a devastating knee injury.

  9. classactcalvin81 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    WoW!!! Hope this works for both!! Can’t wait to c Megatron wax this poor soul this season.BOOM!

  10. nobreak1269 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    A 1st this year and 3rd next year-that’s ALL?? BAD deal for the Jets-UNLESS they KNOW Revis will not be the same player.

  11. jessethegreat says: Apr 21, 2013 4:53 PM

    Jets did well to get Revis out of the division (mainly preventing him from joining the pats and making life hell on them for the next 5 or do years) and the Bucs arguably picked up the best lock down cb in the game today.

    If the Bucs gave up anything less than two 1st’s, they are getting a steal. Anyone questioning my two 1st’s comment… Ask yourself if a lottery ticket 1st round corner is worth more than a sure thing.

  12. tbbucs621 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:53 PM

    The trade was only the 1st this year and a conditional 3rd or 4th in 2014! Great trade

  13. bucrightoff says: Apr 21, 2013 4:54 PM

    Wow the picks aren’t too bad if its only a 1st and 3rd or 4th.

  14. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Apr 21, 2013 4:54 PM

    Go back and look through the players taken #13 overall. Some good ones, but plenty of busts and mediocrities.

    Oh well. At $15 M a year, today’s clear winner is Darrelle Revis.

  15. jackericsson says: Apr 21, 2013 4:54 PM

    LOL at 6 year deal! For Revis, it’s a 1 year deal, hold out, and wait for the next revision.

  16. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 21, 2013 4:58 PM

    Adam Shefter tweeted 6 years and $96 million for Revis. No mention of guaranteed money yet.

  17. bucrightoff says: Apr 21, 2013 4:58 PM

    6 yrs $96 million. Hopefully he earns all of it.

  18. cjpunk15 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:58 PM

    BOOM! Dominik get the best DB in the NFL with only giving up 2 picks!

  19. nobreak1269 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:58 PM

    Idzik has proven early he belongs on the Jets.Horrible deal-the circus is’nt leaving town.

  20. seatownballers says: Apr 21, 2013 4:58 PM

    Both teams win, but now the jets have more holes than the iraqi navi

  21. nzayir says: Apr 21, 2013 4:59 PM

    At first I thought the Bucs we going to get ripped off especially considering how Revis holds out every other year.

    But man oh man just the first round pick in this underwhelming draft? And a fourth rounder next year? Then Revis gets ZERO guaranteed money. Meaning they can cut him or trade him for whatever they want when they want to. Incredible.

    Saying the Jets got fleeced is a vast understatement. This is highway robbery.

  22. lgbarn says: Apr 21, 2013 5:00 PM

    Wow, the Bucs only gave up a 1st this year and a 3rd or 4th next year. This is easily a better deal for Tampa. Revis, if healthy, is clearly better than any player the Bucs could have gotten in the draft.

  23. habsfanatic says: Apr 21, 2013 5:01 PM

    I am shocked that the Jets only got two picks for Revis… I am now convinced that the Jets will clean house after next year and that both Rex Ryan and John Idzik will be gone. Horrible deal for the Jets but good for the Bucs.

  24. nobreak1269 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:03 PM

    The only way the Jets come out the winners in this trade is if Revis is no longer Revis AND the Jets pick WISELY.

  25. therealhazer says: Apr 21, 2013 5:03 PM

    Good need move in a ho-hum draft. Bucs have drafted well in later rounds too. Worst-first in 2013?

  26. onbucky96 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:03 PM

    Great. May this be the last Revis article until camp.

  27. habsfanatic says: Apr 21, 2013 5:04 PM

    Only a hugely confident player signs this type of deal… or an idiot

  28. laseeno says: Apr 21, 2013 5:05 PM

    I don’t understand the excitement? 1st rnd pick for an agin CB coming off a major knee injury. I don’t see the value. I think the Jets robbed Tampa Bay.

    CBs can’t recover from an ACL injury like other positions.

  29. green41563 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:08 PM

    Here’s why the “no guaranteed money” thing isn’t quite as big a home run as most think:

    First, all the lack of guaranteed money does is enable them to cut him if he’s terrible next year. And if that happens, the deal will go down as a loser.

    Second, if he comes back and *is* the same player, do you honestly think he’s going to play the remaining 4-5 years without any guaranteed money? Hell, no. He’ll play one year to show that he’s healthy, and then guess what, boys? It’s holdout-for-guaranteed-money time!

    Third, they’re going to pay him through the mother-loving nose at $16M a year just to keep him around.

    Fourth, suppose his game falls of *just* a little and he’s worth maybe $12M instead of $16M? Think Revis is gonna agree to a pay cut? Ha!

  30. alamba78 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:08 PM

    Excellent trade for the Bucs!!! I was thinking it was going to cost more draft picks but this was great news.

    For those who say he’s going to hold out after the first year……this is the Bucs and Mark Dominik, not the Jets organization. Enough said. He has a chip on his shoulder to prove all the doubters wrong.

    I hope we trade back up into the late first unless some real gems are around in the 2nd (which they should be).

  31. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Apr 21, 2013 5:10 PM

    Where are you guys seeing “no guaranteed money”?

    It only makes sense, since he’s coming off a pretty serious injury, but I don’t see those words anywhere.

    If it’s only a first and a conditional 3rd or 4th next year, this is a GREAT deal for the Bucs.

  32. bucjordan says: Apr 21, 2013 5:14 PM

    It’s about as much as we’d have given up for Milliner, who can only hope to be the next Revis. Love it.

  33. green41563 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:18 PM

    The Jets won the trade. Sure, if you look at the trade as “Revis for the #13 overall pick and a third-rounder,” it looks like the Jets got robbed.

    But that analysis ignores the enormous cap space the Jets got. The $16M the Jets would have had to give Revis can buy two very good free agents.

    So the real trade is: Revis for the #13 pick; a third-round-pick; and two very good free agents.

  34. vtopa says: Apr 21, 2013 5:22 PM

    Brees will still pick the Bucs apart.

  35. wilsonwillbreaku says: Apr 21, 2013 5:39 PM

    Pure desperation move by the bucs…a tip of the hat to the jets front office…you dumped your trash in Tampa Bay AND got the 13th pick along with a 3rd rounder…all when no one else wanted him. Genius move by the new GM. Next on your agenda…get rid of Sanchez.

  36. tx526 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:41 PM

    Give it till next offseason. He’ll be wanting a new contract or saying that his team, who will go 6-10, doesn’t know how to win.

  37. patriotinvasion says: Apr 21, 2013 5:43 PM

    Still have zero clue why the Jets would want to trade their best player. But hey, things just got even easier for the Tom Brady and the Pats in the AFC East, so I’ll take it.

    RIP Revis Island. No one will ever remember you down in Tampa.

  38. cmdrsmooth says: Apr 21, 2013 5:43 PM

    Worst NFL secret. Once scheduled was announced, anyone who didn’t believe this trade was happening should come buy the Brooklyn Bridge off of me.

  39. nobby821 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:51 PM

    Would love to see the Bucs grab Honey Badger in the 4th.

  40. bucs24 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:53 PM

    Rip really he will be noticed in Tampa and u will cry in your moms basement just wishing the jets will ever win

  41. lumas101 says: Apr 21, 2013 6:02 PM

    Good news for Revis. Now he doesn’t have to try to cover Stevie Johnson twice a year anymore.

  42. goldrush36 says: Apr 21, 2013 6:50 PM

    Goldson is NOT the best fs in the league or even close. He was a system player period. As much as the niners like to develop and pay their own players, they didnt even bother with an extension offer. Just think about that for a second. Now in no way is this a bash on the Bucs or even Goldson. He is a solid player but nowhere near the best and you will see a lot of frustrating moments with him. Maybe Revis’ presence will make DG better though

  43. toybkshr says: Apr 21, 2013 7:38 PM

    For those who think Revis will have a good yr & holdout – not likely. This deal was very likely done not only because of the injury, but also his $$ grubbing history. If he holds out, he has no leverage, he is under contract & will get fined and will lose $1mil per game with nowhere else to go.

  44. thelastpieceofcheese says: Apr 21, 2013 7:45 PM

    After acquiring Revis – the greatest corner in the history of the NFL – the Bucs are favorites to win the Superbowl.

  45. dvdman123 says: Apr 21, 2013 9:48 PM

    I don’t know but something tells me the Bucs would have benefited more by getting a better QB.

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