The New England Patriots are showing interest in cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots are expected to make a push for Revis, who will either be cut or traded by the Buccaneers in the next two hours.
The Patriots have a need for a cornerback after losing their top cornerback, Aqib Talib, in free agency. Talib signed with the Broncos, and bringing in Revis is about the only move the Patriots could make that would represent an upgrade after losing their best cornerback to their biggest conference rival.
It’s not known whether the Patriots would be willing to trade for Revis and pay him the $16 million a year his current contract calls for, or if they’re only planning to make a move for him when and if the Buccaneers cut him. But bringing Revis on board would be a bold move after a quiet start to free agency in New England.