The seemingly pending divorce between the New York Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis has gotten a little uglier and, perhaps worse for the team, a little more questionable. Revis' agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, recently asked new Jets general manager John Idzik if the cornerback could be excused from the first two weeks of the team's offseason conditioning program. The two-week period starts April 15 and ends after the NFL draft, by which time Revis had been expected to be traded. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, long regarded as the team most likely to trade for Revis, are apparently growing impatient with the process, three sources said. Revis wanted to avoid the awkward possibility of being hounded by the New York media and having to show up to work for a team that doesn't appear to want him long-term. However, the star cornerback needs to be at the team's offseason program in order to collect $3 million in scheduled bonuses. That's half of the $6 million that Revis is scheduled to earn this year. Revis would prefer to rehabilitate his injured knee with his personal trainer in Arizona until he knows if he'll be on the team after the draft. The way things are going, that may be a reality. While Jets owner Woody Johnson has said he is open to trading Revis or any player to help improve the team, interest in Revis has been limited to Tampa Bay as a serious bidder. The Buccaneers are not only willing to trade a combination of a first-, third- and sixth-round picks for Revis, they are also willing to pay the corner in the area of $15-16 million per year on a long-term contract.
Buccaneers growing impatient with situation between Jets, Darrelle Revis
Yahoo! Sports | Apr 8