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Darrelle Revis to Bucs trade seems imminent

After a long period of going back and forth, it appears that the Buccaneers and the Jets have the general terms of a trade that would bring Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay.

Yahoo's Jason Cole is reporting that the Buccaneers and the Jets have come to an agreement on the framework of a trade that would send cornerback Darrelle Revis from New York to Tampa Bay.

The report doesn't give us the specifics of a potential trade, but it certainly involves a very steep price. That price tag will likely cost the Buccaneers a first round pick, whether it's this season or next offseason's pick.

At face value, this is a win, win deal. Darrelle Revis would have likely voided the rest of his contract after the 2013 season, freeing him up to sign on with a new team during free agency in 2014. By unloading him now, the Jets were able to capitalize on his high value as a player. For the Buccaneers, Revis gives them an elite shutdown corner. If Revis makes a full comeback from his ACL injury, he may be the best cornerback in the league.

In the short term, the trade will help the Buccaneers become more competitive, but I have to wonder if the terms of the trade won't favor the Jets over the long haul. Essentially, the Buccaneers will be giving up a lot of draft value for a player that may never be the same again. It's a risk the Bucs are apparently willing to take.

Shane Clemons

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