Broncos, Pats rumored to be in on Revis

According to Mike Florio, Denver and New England are thought to be interested in trading for Bucs corner Darrelle Revis and his $16M/year contract.

Gary Myers is also hearing that SB contending teams have called Tampa Bay about their all-world corner, and he lists Denver as his top possibility.

As we'd suggested earlier in the week, Florio thinks an outright cut of Champ Bailey and his $10M (or $10.5M) cap number ($9M salary + $1M roster bonus due on March 15 + possible $500K workout bonus) would make sense paired with a deal for Revis.

Per Myers, Tampa Bay is not shopping the three-time All-Pro; Myers adds that Revis would not renegotiate his salary to facilitate a trade.

This makes sense, because without a renegotiation, Revis can either force the Bucs to cut him, pay him his $16M, or trade him to a team that will pay that figure.

Not that Denver is necessarily considering such a choice, but paying Revis $16M on a year-to-year basis (with a modicum of control beyond 2014) makes more sense to us than paying Bailey $10.5M for the final year of his contract, or using a one-year franchise tender on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for $11.834M or Eric Decker at $12.312M.

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