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Darrelle Revis traded to Buccaneers

It appears that Revis Island is relocating from New York to Tampa Bay Florida, as the New York Jets have agreed in principle to trade their star cornerback to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Revis, missed most of last season after tearing his ACL, but is now  seven months removed from the injury and is working out and running.  He is to attend Tampa facilities later today to conduct a full physical which appears to be the only stumbling block to completing the trade at this point.

Reports state that the Bucs have agreed to trade multiple draft picks for the cornerback, who is considered to be the best in the game today by many analysts.  The Bucs first round pick (13th overall) may be traded to the Jets as part of this package.

Edit: The Jets get the Bucs first round pick (13th overall) in this week’s 2013 NFL Draft.  They will officially get the Bucs fourth round pick in 2014, which could improve to a 3rd rounder if Revis is still on the Bucs roster one year from now.  Based on this high profile move it is highly likely that the pick actually received by the Jets will be the Bucs third rounder.

Revis, who was looking for a new contract, has also apparently agreed to terms on that contract with the Bucs.  Revis, 27, would be entering the final year of his current contract.

Edit: Revis has signed a 6 year $96 million deal with the Buccaneers.  The deal is unique in that it is for a flat $16 million per season and contains no guaranteed money.

Revis, a Pitt alum, was the Jets first round pick, 14th overall in the 2007 NFL draft.  He has spent his entire 6 year career with the New York Jets.  He has 18 career interceptions and 3 career touchdowns.  He holds the team record for career passes defended (98) and longest interception return for a TD (100 yds vs Miami, 10/17/11).  He is a 4-time pro bowler, 3-time all-pro, and former AFC Defensive player of the year.

The deal has been rumored for months as the Jets have been looking to turn their star defender into more depth and the Bucs have been looking for a true lock down corner to compete with the big time passing offences in Atlanta and New Orleans in the NFC South.

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