Buccaneers Release CB Darrelle Revis After Just One Season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping they could trade cornerback Darrelle Revis, but after failing to find a team willing to take on his $16 million base salary he is scheduled to earn in 2014, they announced on Wednesday he will be released.

Revis is still the best cornerback in the league at 28 years of age and several teams will surely be looking to sign him following his release. Speculation is starting to mount that the New England Patriots could have serious interest in the University of Pittsburgh product after losing unrestricted free agent cornerback Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos on Wednesday.

For those of you wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign Revis, that’s very unlikely to happen based on the money the local product will demand. The Steelers are currently roughly $5 million under the salary cap after the signing of free agent safety Mike Mitchell on Tuesday in addition to them re-signing a few of their own unrestricted free agents on Wednesday.

During his one season in Tampa Bay, Revis recorded 50 combined tackles to go along with two interceptions and 11 official passes defensed. According to Pro Football Focus, he was thrown at 64 times in 2013 and allowed just 34 receptions.

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  • Douglas Andrews

    Yeah no way the Steelers can afford Revis but would be nice.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I know everybody will say it won’t happen, but hey a Steelers fan can dream right?

  • Nick Williams

    They should restructure everyone they can to get revis. He is a game changer and Ben isn’t getting any younger

  • steelster

    strong chance he ends up on the browns which would be very bad news for the steelers

  • Nolrog

    He doesn’t have the attitude that I enjoy, the ones that Steeler players typically have. He could be a detriment in the locker room.

  • srdan

    True, but I prefer to dream about the seventh and eighth rather than a FA signing.

  • srdan

    that means restructure Timmons and maybe Ben, not enough.

    I don’t think this team can win the superbowl on talent. Look at the broncos and you gotta get through them. We have to win it on team chemistry and playing hard. I am not saying that Revis can’t help that, but him alone doesnt get you in Denvers stratosphere of talent. They are more talented at every positioin than us. But talent doesn’t win football games.

  • srdan

    unless he can throw the ball, that is not bad news for the steelers.

  • WIINGY

    They could of if they didn’t live in the past.

  • WIINGY

    We’d rather bring back all our washed up vets.

  • Steve

    Revis is THE best shut down corner in the league. If the Steelers get him our D would instantly improve and to beat all he is from Pitt. What makes you say he has an Attitude? Woodly had the piss poor attitude, the way he talked to his players and the Sports Casters and now he is gone. Woodley was the detriment in the locker room last year. Woodly would walk to the door of the locker room and time the interviewers and tell them to exit.

  • Steve

    Our week link was the Secondary last year.

  • WIINGY

    but we kept Ike Taylor and Troy. Even at their reduced rate that is still a ton of money they could of spent elsewhere.

    The front office has lost it.

  • steelster

    oh really, think about the browns secondary, revis, haden and whitner would be the best secondary in the afc.

  • Steve

    Troy was no reduced rate. They just extended his contract. Ike was reduced by 4.5 mil. Bringing in Mitchelle take out the loss of Clark. Depending who they pick up in the draft, this grooms that person for positions to open in the next 2 years, what it usually takes for them to be ready to produce.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Then why did we sign Mitchell if Clark was available?

  • rizzo29

    He signs with the Pats

  • WIINGY

    Because he’s 35 maybe? They paid Ryan Clark $4 million last year to stink.

  • WIINGY

    Yeah, understand they extended him, it still reduces his cap hit this year. We already drafted Troy’s replacement. We spent TWO picks on a guy that won’t start until year FOUR.

    They just can’t let go of the past.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Then again he had one of his best years, the year before that, and he was still serviceable last year as well

  • blackandgoldBullion

    How much do you think you would pay for him yearly if you were in charge?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Revis is kind of a diva… gonna take some serious cash flow and no guarantee that he won’t try and hamstring the franchise next year when he wants a new contract.

  • WIINGY

    I wouldn’t try to sign him with this roster. Too many holes.

  • shawn

    He was HORRIBLE last year … sorry !

  • shawn

    love Revis play but no way would i pay his value or market rate … just not worth it … but hands down best CB in league !

  • blackandgoldBullion

    I ask one question on purpose. So that you guys would give me the answers why I do not want that guy on my team. Always wants more money, and doesn’t give a damn about his teammates, until now because he can see that he’s getting old and the knee has been repared.

    He will never win a Super Bowl! Mark my words. I never want a guy like that.