Will Broncos reconsider a trip to Revis Island?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Given the drama of the Dumervil debacle, it's at times easy to forget how busy Denver's 2013 offseason was otherwise.

One of the most interesting rumors involved the Broncos potentially trading for and then signing then-Jets corner Darrelle Revis.

Early on, we thought it was a ridiculous notion, but come March, the story grew some real legs.

Eventually, Revis was dealt to Tampa Bay, where he got a very strange contract - $16M/year in cash and cap, with no guarantees.

It's far more than the Broncos could ever have paid him.

That bizarre contract means the Bucs are able to cut or trade him any year without cap ramifications.

On the third day of each league year (March 13 this year), Revis is due a $1.5M roster bonus, so that's the only aspect of the contract meant to force any kind of decision.

According to Jason La Canfora, teams are indeed sniffing around again, and it's believed there's a good chance the star corner is dealt in the coming weeks.

A look at available cap space suggests there are a handful of teams that could absorb Revis's deal as is.

Denver is not one of them, and would not join that list even if they free up another $10M-12M, as we expect them to.

Then again, if they were to accept Revis's existing contract in a trade and cut Champ Bailey, they wouldn't be that much worse in cap terms.

Most likely though, Revis is going to have to rework his deal if he's traded.

Of course, this means he'll have significant control over where he ends up, and if the Bucs don't want to pay him $16M this year, or are unable to work a trade to Revis's liking, they could very well end up cutting him loose.

To us, that's the most likely scenario that leads Revis to the Broncos, who happen to have a far greater need at his position this offseason.

Broncos

John Fox thinks the greatest value added by the combine is checking on players' medical conditions.

Jeff Legwold says Denver paid particular attention to linebacker prospects at the combine, and that they desire to get faster on defense.

News

The NFL is considering moving the Pro Bowl to Arizona and says it's taking note of the disgustingly homophobic legislation being pushed there.

Dolphins brass reportedly asked Jonathan Martin to return to the team, but he apparently told them he wasn't ready to do so. At this point, Miami figures to want to be able to trade Martin, who in turn figures to want to have control over where he lands.

The Browns dispute Pat Kirwan's report that former CEO Joe Banner had Mike Pettine's coordinators reporting directly to him.

Longtime Carolina tackle Jordan Gross is retiring.

Atlanta is expected to cut S Thomas DeCoud, who had a brutal 2013 season (-16.0 overall PFF grade).

Accused murderer Aaron Hernandez reportedly beat the piss out of a fellow inmate.

Analysis

Combine notes from Bucky BrooksMatt BowenChris BurkeEric EdholmTony Pauline, and John Clayton.

Offseason outlooks for Miami (Tanier, Edholm), Oakland, Jets, and Atlanta, plus greatest needs facing NFCW teams.

Don Banks believes the recent Jim Harbaugh drama means this could be the coach's last season in San Francisco.

According to Chase Stuart's True Receiving Yards, Demaryius Thomas ranked sixth in 2013, Eric Decker was 16th, while Julius Thomas and Wes Welker were 40th and 41st.

Homophobia

Michael Sam offered a succinct reaction to the asshole lobbyist who thinks gays can be banned from the NFL.

As if said lobbyist hadn't already shown how much of a jerk he is, we now learn that he has a gay brother.

Given that he's a racist POS, it's no surprise that golfer Steve Elkington is also a homophobe.

Naturally, PFT Commenter is interested in discussing the rapidly shrinking rights of the straight white man in 'Murica.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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