Report: Darrelle Revis To Be Released If Buccaneers Can’t Trade Cornerback

Darrelle RevisDarrelle Revis soon could be on the open market.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to release Revis by Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, if they can’t trade the cornerback, ESPN.com reported Monday, citing league sources. Revis, and his $16 million per year contract, could be difficult for the Bucs to move.

The Bucs traded a 2013 first-round draft pick and a 2014 conditional fourth-round selection to the New York Jets for Revis last offseason. Revis would be overpaid to play in new Bucs head coach Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2 system.

The New England Patriots have a need at cornerback, but Revis could be too expensive in a trade or through free agency.

None of Revis’ contract is guaranteed, so he would be released without penalty before Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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