Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Buccaneers GM says team nearly traded Darrelle Revis before cutting him

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) looks on against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) looks on against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been the talk of free agency in the NFC and are really only second to the Denver Broncos in terms of the most talked about team this offseason. One of the reasons they were the talk of free agency last offseason was their trading for Darrelle Revis and their near trading of Darrelle Revis this offseason has them right back int he spin cycle.

That second trade never happened, as Revis was cut but the Buccaneers nearly did trade Revis a few times. According to Tampa’s new general manager Jason Licht, the Bucs came close to trading Revis but the receiving teams didn’t feel comfortable with finalizing things.

 

We all sort of figured this would be the case, as Revis’ $16 million salary was very unattractive and he’ll come much cheaper in free agency. Still, the Bucs were working the phones right up to the end, they just weren’t able to convince anyone to overpay for Revis.

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