The New York Jets appear to be set on trading Darrelle Revis for the best deal that they can get before the start of the 2013 regular-season, and if they want to get compensation in this year’s NFL draft, then a deal could be happening fairly soon. Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com is reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to a deal with the Jets that would send the All-Pro corner to Tampa for a first-round draft pick:
A source “close to the negotiations” between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tells King that the Bucs would likely be willing to give their first- and second-round picks in 2014 for Revis. The Jets are expected to get no less than first- and third-round picks in a possible deal.
The holdup, apparently, concerns what year the draft picks come in. The Jets want Tampa’s first-round pick this year, which is No. 13 overall. The Buccaneers are apparently pushing for next year’s first-round pick, knowing the Jets have no other serious suitors.
“Tampa Bay is the only serious bidder for Revis. The ball is in the Jets’ court on what to do next. And the Bucs aren’t going to go much further, if at all, to try to get Revis,” King writes.
Kansas City Chiefs tackle Brandon Albert recently signed his franchise tender for close to $10 million, but the team knows it will be tough to re-sign him, and may just opt to trade him instead:
According to the person briefed on the trade talks, Kansas City isn’t just listening to offers, as Sports Illustrated reported this week. The team is seeking out suitors. To borrow a word from the New York Jets’ Rex Ryan in shooting down the Darrelle Revis rumors, the Chiefs are “actively” shopping Albert.
And he’s OK with that, if it’s best for his future.
Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean reports that the Titans have “shown some interest” in free agent DE Israel Idonije.
Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw has said that although he’s drawn interest from the New York Jets, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers since being released by the New York Giants, his plan is hold off on meeting with teams until his surgically repaired foot is healed.