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Revis deal done, pending physical

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It’s official.  Sort of.

If/when cornerback Darrelle Revis passes a physical to be administered by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ doctors, Revis will be traded from the Jets to the Bucs, according to ESPN.

It’s the culmination of various Sunday reports pointing toward that tentative conclusion.  The Jets wouldn’t have allowed Revis to travel to Tampa for a physical if a deal wasn’t in place.  Per the report, the deal includes (to no surprise) the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft and (to no surprise) additional selections.

Lost in the various reports is the reality that the Bucs and Revis necessrily have a tentative deal in place on a long-term contract.  Whether that agreement was negotiated with or without the blessing of the Jets is a fact that has been lost in the shuffle.

Regardless, this deal wouldn’t be getting done without Revis knowing what the Bucs will be paying him — and without a clear understanding that Revis finds it acceptable.

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61 Responses to “Revis deal done, pending physical”
  1. hater79 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:11 PM

    Too bad Revis can’t play Quarterback.

  2. 4512dawg4512 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:11 PM

    So now he’s irrelevant, lets start talking about football can we?

  3. bucnone says: Apr 21, 2013 2:13 PM

    Bucs at 13 can’t get a starter at cb. To trade up to secure a Millner(still not a sure thing) would also have to include a 3rd and a 5th or sixth based on “The Chart”. Folks in Tampa Bay need to refrain from looking into the blinding light that is the destruction of your draft day festivities. Beer will still be there my friends. Draft or no draft. Revis no guarantee either. But if you plan to address cb via draft, unfortunately this is the cost. Try to think of it this way. Talib gave us back a fourth. Had to be replaced. Talib was a 1st rounder. Fourth is pretty equal in value to a 3rd and a 6th. Just have to essentially grasp we whiffed on a first rounder in Talib. Bucs fans, we know you are capable of swallowing that flavored sandwich.

  4. thegronk87 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:14 PM

    Won’t make much of a difference for the jets when they select the next vernon gholston…

  5. 13arod says: Apr 21, 2013 2:15 PM

    fon’t like this trade by bucs

  6. modellforprez says: Apr 21, 2013 2:19 PM

    If the Jets are in some kind of rebuild where they have some pieces but not too many isnt revis someone you build around?

  7. darthraven887 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:21 PM

    Now NY, how will you use these picks? Trade them for more players or what?

  8. jetsfan67 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:23 PM

    Great move by the Jets. Can’t believe a team would give up so much for a player they could have at The end of this season for no picks.

  9. 69finfan says: Apr 21, 2013 2:23 PM

    Pretty funny if Revis doesn’t pass physical

  10. wgray981 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:24 PM

    Hmm I don’t really think this helps either team too much.
    Jets lose an integral part of their defense, which sets them back…Tampa loses draft picks that were much needed to fill some glaring holes.
    But, I don’t pretend to be an expert…we’ll just have to wait until the season to see!

  11. lunarpie says: Apr 21, 2013 2:24 PM

    Dumb move Tampa. If he isn’t happy, he will implode the locker room in Tampa. This instead of Tampa building their team with young talent..

  12. omegalh says: Apr 21, 2013 2:25 PM

    The Jets trade will be a disaster if they take mingo at 9 or 13. Why take gholston 2.0?

  13. grogansneck says: Apr 21, 2013 2:25 PM

    and Tom Brady laughs and laughs…..

  14. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Apr 21, 2013 2:29 PM

    I don’t know what the definition of a “shut-down corner” is, but he comes pretty darn close. I know I had to bench any fantasy football WR that played against him. If he really is as dominant as they say he was, this will EASILY be worth a first-rounder that may or may not make a difference.

    Honestly, I don’t know how the Jets give him up.

  15. bucnone says: Apr 21, 2013 2:30 PM

    Still would not be surprised if a player or players will be involved in this deal. Jets shopping for a RB in Ivory for a pick with no success. Blount is a pretty big back and not a favorite of Schiano. Would be surprised however, if expiring contract moves are included unless the compensation is not as suggested in this article.

  16. true9erfan66 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:31 PM

    Well regardless if the bucs, do acquire Revis which looks like done deal. They might have the best all around team. With the exception being the QB so I still am gonna say the bucs don’t win the south and miss playoffs. So really what did they get a CB that costs as much as a lot of QB’s in this league. So good luck bucs but until freeman plays like a top qb your still just a good team. This is the problem, with the top CB is there salaries are same as a QB’s so for example seahawks think there all good to go not hardly because they have Sherman and Wilsion to pay. Who both gonna be 15-20 mil per so ya there making all these moves and what not but there in trouble next year. Now the bucs are in same position you just paid top qb monies to a cb but whatever. I know ppl think everyone does but not hardly if you have a top pass rusher like clay Matthews new contract he is only at 13 per year so I just saying I think it’s dumb to pay cb you can normally get away with average secondary if you have great pas rush. Example 49ers ya Rogers has been pro bowl but they have great pass rush.

  17. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:33 PM

    15 million dollar CB, diva and coming off ACL tear, big gamble for the Bucs

  18. bouchez9393 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:34 PM

    Great trade for the bucs. There is no sure thing in this years draft. If healthy revis is absolutely top 2 in the league at his position. With revis, Goldson, Barron, wright in the secondary this could be a fun season in Tampa!

  19. flickaboogie says: Apr 21, 2013 2:35 PM

    I’m afraid that this is only about trying to put fans in the seats instead of making a better all around team. I think the Bucs really need those picks to fill a lot of holes. Oh well, maybe next year, If they didn’t trade those picks too.

  20. dolphindubs says: Apr 21, 2013 2:35 PM

    So I guess we can expect Revis in two years to start whining about not liking this upcoming contract?

  21. mrpresident2 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:37 PM

    If Revis were in this draft he would be #1 on everyone’s board. Whatever the Bucs gave up is probably close to what it would take to trade up to #1. By that logic it seems like a fair trade.

  22. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Apr 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    I hope he is AP Comeback Player of the Year.

  23. buffalicious says: Apr 21, 2013 2:40 PM

    Its done now…may as well get me a Revis jersey…wow..revis and wright at the cb position…ronde at nickel…leonard Johnson as the 4 the cb. Deshon Goldson and Mark Barron as the safties? That’s not bad man…not bad at all. Now we need a REAL mlb and move foster to the outside…lavonte david and foster as you olb’s …wow im excited.

  24. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 21, 2013 2:44 PM

    Very tough decision on the part of the Jets!!!

    I”ll be sorry to see Mevis leave given our D backfield is our core strength and don’t want to see that messed with. Offensive game plans are altered when he’s in the game, he limits half the field of play & keeps points off the board through the course of a game will all be missed. I’ll have to count on the Jets building off the strengths of last season’s secondary without him vs building around him as a key player.

    With the cap issues & exodus of starters to free agency we’ve been stuck between a rock & a hard place although that would have been cleared up some with Sanchez & Holmes off the roster next year, which would have freed up space to sign him for a longer term deal. I won’t criticize but rather see it as a judgement call to meet the practicalities in where we are & what is needed right now for the good of the team.

    Idzik’s been doing a good job so I can only put my trust in Him drafting & trading well & seeing how it pans out this & next season.

    So long Revis thanks for the memories.

    J. E. T. S. Jets Jets Jets!!!

  25. jeg07 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:50 PM

    I bet he holds out! Drama queen!

  26. jharmon64 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:51 PM

    Good move for both teams.

    Jets come out a little better.

  27. geauxjay says: Apr 21, 2013 2:53 PM

    So it’s official that its not official.

    Has CNN verified this?

  28. yem123 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:53 PM

    I will laugh so hard if the Jets use this pick to get Matt Barkley.

  29. itsunclepauley says: Apr 21, 2013 2:55 PM

    YES! Idzik has handled this negotiation like a Boss!

    Even though nobody else was in the running, Idzik knew the Bucs were already determined to get Revis no matter what, and he toyed with them as long as possible, milking them for picks. The Bucs will regret this deal.

    What if he’s not the same guy? What about his giant cap number? What if in two years he holds out again, you know, like he’s done for every other contract negotiation of his career?

    This was dumb.

  30. bucs1905 says: Apr 21, 2013 2:58 PM

    What locker room did Revis implode? I love every one saying he is a cancer, yet he is a great team mate. Just wanted to get paid his worth.

  31. seattlerogueburner says: Apr 21, 2013 2:58 PM

    November 3rd, Seahawks vs Bucs. Revis vs Sherman.

  32. jasonculhane says: Apr 21, 2013 3:01 PM

    Great move by the Jets. They get the 13th pick and they really don’t need to use it to address a corner, they really have needs on the offensive and defensive line in my opinion. Cromartie before the Revis injury was a top ten corner, after Revis got injured who really knows if Revis is even a top ten anymore, you don’t so in return you get a 13 and other picks.

  33. fordmandalay says: Apr 21, 2013 3:02 PM

    It’s official; Bucs are suckers. The only sensible way out of this trail wreck of a deal is to have the doctor give a no-go. Nobody needs a cornerback this bad, especially an injured diva cornerback.

  34. sportsfan69 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:03 PM

    What a bunch of morons the Tampa Bay organization are for making the trade????

  35. mrass87 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:05 PM

    So glad he is out of the NY media spotlight. Glad I won’t have to hear his name every single day.

  36. bucalot31 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:08 PM

    third times a charm…i don’t like this trade Gosh darn it. Let’s see if i get deleted again.

  37. mh5055 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:09 PM

    Hate to be a Jets fan this year. Miami just became the #2 team in that division.

  38. dwnhillwhaler says: Apr 21, 2013 3:10 PM

    Thank God this is almost over, it is the most irrelevant story between two irrelevant teams. 1. Revis is NOT as good as he was two years ago, is on the decline 2. C/B s dont make or break a franchise (name 4 big name corners from the teams that played in the last 4 super bowls, go ahead ill wait- Julian Edelmen started for the Pats 2nd to last S.B.)
    3. There are two stories left to write about Revis: Revis out for year with injury, Revis to retire after no team picks him up in F/A.

    Now Florio time to get back to over reporting the Tebow / Sanchez drama!

  39. tdk24 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:12 PM

    Nice move by the Jets.

  40. kingpel says: Apr 21, 2013 3:15 PM

    Bucs win.

  41. lks311 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:16 PM

    Cool. Get to see Revis Island v Megatron, Round 2. Featuring a bionically reconstructed Revis and a bigger, faster, stronger…umm, you get the idea…Calvin Johnson from three years ago.

    Should be fun.

  42. steelers4385 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:16 PM

    What a waste of talent. From one crappy team to another. Its so pathetic. Obviouslly he did it for nothing but money cause bucs have zero chance of winning with freeman.

  43. tampamac says: Apr 21, 2013 3:19 PM

    With Revis and Goldson in the fold, this secondary is immediately better. I’m willing to bet Dominik structures the deal as usual with it being frontloaded so if Revis becomes a malcontent, they can release him with little cap impact if they couldn’t trade him. The 13th pick doesn’t bother me so much as they’d have been stretching to draft a corner there if Milliner was gone. To trade up they’d have to part with picks also for an unproven albeit younger and cheaper corner, but it’s a crapshoot either way. I just hope he’s healthy and productive to justify the loss of the additional picks, which concerns me more.

  44. seatownballers says: Apr 21, 2013 3:28 PM

    I’m no jets fan, by a long shot. But I’m eager to see this new gm’s decisions. I like that they brought pace back, and acquiring 13th overall pick is solid.
    Now draft some game changers, and fix the qb situation

  45. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 21, 2013 3:30 PM

    Revis passing the physical is not the same as Revis getting hammered by an offensive lineman or back. Come to think of it no one has ever seen him take on a lineman or back.

  46. jvillenole says: Apr 21, 2013 3:36 PM

    Should be fun seeing Revis lock horns with Julio Jones 2x per year…Jones is better than anything the AFC east had.

  47. mediasloppy says: Apr 21, 2013 3:38 PM

    I don’t know if this deal is good or bad. For the Bucks sake I hope the injury Revis had isn’t a problem. That would be costly. Better test that good during the physical exam. MRI style.

  48. stampnhawk says: Apr 21, 2013 3:43 PM

    Also, Revis vs Sherman now happens this year in week 9.

  49. patfanken says: Apr 21, 2013 3:53 PM

    I hate to say it but its the right deal for the Jets. Revis wasn’t going to get the Jets past the Pats anytime soon by himself. In all likelihood, those 2 first round picks will be set to be starters by 2014. The year the Jets will have restocked their roster with some talent, resolved most of their cap issues, and hired a new HC.

    As for the Bucs, nice talent addition, but between the questions about his health, the reports about the decline in his play, the $12-14MM/yr he’s going to want, and the loss of at least one high draft pick, I have to wonder if this is the right way for the Bucs to go.

  50. eddiegabriel2013 says: Apr 21, 2013 3:55 PM

    if I were a buc fan, I would be irriated

    to me why give the jets anything, he is going to be a free agent next year and if you can get him then you have your draft picks and revis….hey if they don’t get him next year, you still have your picks and cap space…I think the buccs over-reached

    respectfully
    eg

  51. wilsonwillbreaku says: Apr 21, 2013 3:56 PM

    Wow…hope he can backpedal, plant and change direction on a dime like he used to. You see bucs fans, you don’t know if he can yet. If so, great trade. Otherwise you just hamstrung yourselves with a huge contract to an injured player when you could have used those picks and cap space on younger players that may have contributed just as much, if not more so, for much less money. IMO

  52. lrical says: Apr 21, 2013 4:11 PM

    Send tebow down there too. I like josh freeman but give him some comp and a chance for tebow to prove himself

  53. kev86 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:28 PM

    He will go to canton as a Buc.

  54. s dirge says: Apr 21, 2013 4:30 PM

    Yeah, the last post on this ‘item’

  55. bubba703 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:34 PM

    Even with his talent, the Jets are probably better without “Me-vis” holding out every time his salary goes down in a front loaded contract. I’m predicting Tampa Bay will quickly tire of his antics too.

  56. funshipm174 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:35 PM

    Does that mean we don’t have to read anymore about this?

  57. newyorkjets10 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:50 PM

    Trade official: Darrelle Revis passed physical. Bucs send 1st in 2013 and conditional 4th in 2014 that could be 3rd to Jets. More on ESPNews

  58. henry53 says: Apr 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    Cool…..
    Hey, anyone want to buy my 2 tickets to the Pats home game against the Jets Sept 12th? It’s going to be even more of a blowout this year, not worth the drive in to Foxboro!

  59. bucemdown says: Apr 21, 2013 5:57 PM

    To the people who say ” why didn’t the Bucs just wait a year and sign him for no picks?” Bucs need help at corner now. Couldn’t go into the season with wright, Johnson as only two corners with starts! Also no guarantee he would sign with Bucs next year!

    Side note: twice I have tried to tap 👎 and hit report post, when they didn’t write anything bad. Should put a second confirm button for reporting people.(or I could have better aim with my fat thumbs!

  60. nofunleague says: Apr 21, 2013 6:56 PM

    So many experts and so few player trades. Unless the Bucs fins a real, consistent, QB, it wont matter

  61. 13arod says: Apr 21, 2013 7:36 PM

    they are going to trade the picks for a player that is going to sit on the bench the whole year like they did with tebow lol

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