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Report: Bucs Tried to Restructure Revis’ Contract

By: Justin Pawlowski - on twitter: @CommishOnline
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While everyone is freaking out over the possibility of the Buccaneers releasing Darrelle Revis this week, it isn’t as if the Bucs did not try to keep their star cornerback.

Revis carries a $16 million cap value for 2014, which pays him $6 million more per year than the next highest paid cornerback in the NFL. The Buccaneers new regime understands that and looked to resturcture Revis’ current deal according to the USA Today.

The Bucs are trying to deal Revis — arguably the league’s best and undeniably its highest-paid cornerback — before the new league year begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesday because there was no progress in the team’s attempts to restructure his contract with a significant pay cut, another person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Revis is on track to be the 4th highest paid player in the NFL for 2014, and the only player in the top 5 highest paid players for 2014 that isn’t a quarterback.

It was also reported by USA Today and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, that the Buccaneers had received interest from “several teams” in regards to a potential Darrelle Revis trade.

My best guess is that teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and Oakland Raiders would all be interested in a potential trade for Revis.

Follow Justin Pawlowski on twitter @Commishonline for updates on the NFL Draft and the Bucs.

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