TAMPA - With new helmets, new uniforms and new coach, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be looking to make a new start in the defensive secondary, as their primary mission today is rumored to be unloading the man they sought so hard to get just a year ago.
In April, 2013, Darrelle Revis came to the Bucs from the New York Jets in return for a first-round draft pick in 2013 and another this year. By the time the contract issues were worked out and extended, Mr. Revis stood to make an estimated $18 million this year. That would make him the highest-paid NFL cornerback -- by far.
The Buccaneers -- who are looking to reverse a woeful 4-12 record -- may be trying to find a trade partner to take that huge salary off their hands. While some NFL teams have expressed interest in the Pro-Bowl corner coming to play for them, they've balked at the high dollar amount on the contract.
If the Bucs can't find a deal, they may simply release the player from the team, and he will be able to negotiate freely with other teams.