Cornerback Darrelle Revis finalized his trade from the New York Jets by agreeing to a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly worth $96 million over six years but with no guaranteed money.
His agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, reported on Twitter that there was an agreement on terms between Revis and the Buccaneers, and the Bucs later confirmed the deal. Details were not announced, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the deal was worth $96 million over six years with no guaranteed pay.
The Jets reportedly received the Bucs' No. 13 pick in the first round and a fourth-round pick in 2014 that could become a third round selection, dependant on playing time.
If there are no guarantees, then the Bucs' should be able to cut Revis as early as 2014 if he does not sufficiently recover from his ACL surgery. Revis arrived at the Buccaneers' facility on Sunday afternoon for a physical exam that was the last hurdle in the way of finalizing his trade from the New York Jets.
Revis had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee that knocked him out of action in the third game of last season.
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The Chiefs and Dolphins can probably agree on compensation, with the Dolphins sending a second-round pick to Kansas City. But the Dolphins apparently are unwilling to pay between $8 million and $9 million per year on a long-term deal, which is what Yahoo! Sports reports Albert is seeking.
---After being stopped at a Santa Monica, Callf., DUI checkpoint on Friday night, sports broadcaster Al Michaels was booked into jail and spent about five hours there before he was released on his own recognizance early Saturday morning, according to multiple reports.
"He was evaluated for suspicion of DUI, brought to the station for a Breathalyzer test and it came out .08, which was at the legal limit, so he was released on a citation at about 3 or 4 in the morning," Santa Monica police Sgt. William Heric told City News Service.