There is some interest for Darrelle Revis, but the team has not been announced. It will be interesting to see what team it is and what they are willing to offer, but they are definitely getting some love for the former Pro Bowler.
#Bucs do have interest & phone calls from teams on a potential Darrelle Revis deal. We’ll see what that amounts to…& if he’ll re-do his deal
3/11/14 12:36 AM
The San Francisco 49ers are definitely going to need a cornerback, and let’s face it they might not have much to offer when it comes to salary cap, but Darrelle Revis is a different story. Why is that you might ask?
Well Darrelle Revis has never played on a contender, and the 49ers can offer that for Revis. They might not have the most money, but Revis does not really need that money technically. If the Bucs release him on Wednesday, he was scheduled to make 16 million, plus an additional 1 million from the Jets in guaranteed money. Revis has never been on a team that offers a chance to win a ring, and that is what the Niners can offer. They can also offer the opportunity to stick it to Richard Sherman twice a year, since they would be in the same conference.
I am not saying it would happen, but this could be a great opportunity for the aging Revis and the CB needy Niners.
It looks like Justin Tuck might not be going anywhere but rather staying in the Big Apple. According to Jason LaCanfora, the New York Giants are expected to re-sign their pass rusher.
The 31 year old pass rusher, has not had many calls from teams and the Giants could be blessed to get him back on a cheap deal. The Giants might offer him a one year deal, but at the age of 31, Tuck’s better years might be behind him.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could end up with quite a bit of money when they let Darrelle Revis walk which is expected to happen on Wednesday after four. If the Bucs keep Revis on their roster until 4:00 pm the compensation from the Jets will turn a fourth round pick into a 3rd rounder. With Revis being cut it will open up 16 million in free agency.
This money will give the Bucs a shot to upgrade their pass rush. Michael Johnson the edge rusher from the Bengals is likely to land on the Bucs roster according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.
Johnson is a very solid pass rusher and is looking in the ball park of 8 million a year. The Bucs would be able to make this deal happen, and it could improve their defense.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Bucs will release Darrelle Revis by 4 PM ET Wednesday if they can’t find a trade partner. This is a huge problem for the Bucs, but could turn into a huge blessing. The team will make quite a bit of money by releasing Revis.
The Tampa Bay Times has confirmed the report. Tampa Bay isn’t going to pay Revis his astronomical $16 million salary, even if he is arguably the best corner in the game. None of the money in Revis’ contract is guaranteed, so the Bucs will clear a boat load of cap room by moving on from him.
If the Bucs add an additional 16 million to their cap, they could be in pretty good shape moving into free agency.
A West Hollywood skin care specialist wanted to hire a former NFL player to act as a hitman to get rid of a business rival.
Dawn DaLuise, who owns Skin Refinery in West Hollywood, was arrested Wednesday said that she was planning to hire a former Detroit Lions offensive lineman to execute a murder-for-hire plot to take out her competition in the skin care business.
The NFL player was identified in the complaint against DaLuise as Christopher Geile, formerly with the Detroit Lions.
While Geile has not been charged with any crime yet, the accusations are pretty deep. They could land Geile in jail for 20 years up to LIFE. Geile would not respond for comment, and is considered innocent until proven guilty.
According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star is reporting that former Eagles coach Andy Reid is interested in one of his former players.
Jason Avant is gaining interest from the Chiefs. He was released by the Eagles last week and is free to sign at any point. The connection to Kansas City is clear; coach Andy Reid drafted Avant in Philadelphia and employed him for seven seasons. Avant is a good stop gap wide out, but will probably not land a monster deal.
Profootballtalk reports free agent Vontae Davis is expected to sign a contract on Tuesday, but “not with the Colts.” Well it did not take long to find out what team was hot on Vontae’s trail.
Tony Pauline reports “word amongst insiders” is the Jets are “going hard” after free agent CB Vontae Davis.
The Jets need a number one cornerback after losing Antonio Cromartie in free agency. Davis is a younger version, and can be a very solid starter in the NFL.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Chicago Bears are making a very hard push to sign free agent defensive end Lamarr Houston.
While the Raiders would love to re-sign him, the Bears already lost out on the Michael Bennett sweepstakes. This could force them to sign a guy like Houston and let Julius Peppers walk. The Bears are definitely trying to get better this offseason, but it looks like DE is their primary concern.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson will take a pay cut to stay with the team for the upcoming season. Johnson was scheduled to make $4 million in non-guaranteed base salary in 2014, and $5 million in base salary in 2015.
Johnson signed a four-year, $19 million deal, including $10 million of guaranteed money, to join the Chargers in the March 2012.