Bucs Can Save Big Money on Revis by Keeping Revis

By: Justin Pawlowski - on twitter: @CommishOnline
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Darrelle Revis (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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With Darrelle Revis trade rumors swirling, it was his $16 million cap value that was the biggest factor to a potential trade of the star cornerback.

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, that cap hit can be reduced with the “stroke of a pen.”

Their contract with Revis gives them unilateral power to change Revis’s $13 million base salary into a guaranteed bonus. That means they could shave another $9 million or so off their cap with the stroke of a pen, and depending on what they want to do in free agency, they may decide to do that.

If the Bucs have an opportunity to reduce Revis’ cap number from $16 million to $7 million, that would clearly address the major issue with a possible trade.

Having the top corner in football at a cap number of $7 million is just too good a deal to pass up. A move like this would also free up a lot of money for the Bucs to spend to fill many other needs on their team.

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