After apparently getting on board the Darrelle Revis rumor train, the Raiders have pulled the string and kindly asked to get off. According to Mike Florio and Pro Football Talk, the Oakland Raiders are no longer pursuing a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that would see them acquire All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Source tells PFT the Raiders are not pursuing Darrelle Revis, but the Browns are.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2014
There’s varying accounts of the Raiders actual interest in Revis but there seems to be a definitive stance now. The Cleveland Browns remain interested in trading for Revis and they seemed to be the better fit from the start.
Cleveland has the cap space to add Revis at $16 million per season, but he’ll likely re-do his deal to get out of Tampa Bay. Revis rejected the idea of taking a pay cut with the Bucs but he could be open to doing so in a trade.
No matter what he does, he’ll be of little concern to the Raiders unless he ends up on there schedule for 2014.