NFL Rumors: Bucs to cut Darrelle Revis if no trading partner found

It's looking like Darrelle Revis won't be wearing a Buccaneers uniform ever again. (USATSI)
It's looking like Darrelle Revis won't be wearing a Buccaneers uniform ever again. (USATSI)

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A lot happened in the NFL on Monday. We learned that the Buccaneers are going to dump Darrelle Revis unless they can find somewhere to trade him. We learned that Jared Allen could end up in Denver. And we also learned that the Browns are 'very serious' about bringing Donte Whitner home to Ohio. 

Trying to keep tabs on everything that happens in the NFL on any given offseason day can be overwhelming sometimes, so we've decided to put it all in once place for you.

That place is here.

Here's the news, notes and rumors that you may have missed from March 10.

Darrelle Revis done in Tampa Bay

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported during the NFL combine that there was a 'good chance' the Buccaneers would deal Darrelle Revis by the start of the league year. Now there's more: if Revis isn't dealt by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the Buccaneers are going to cut him, according to

So much for 'one of the most dramatic moves in franchise history.' Am I right Tampa Bay?

The Buccaneers acquired Revis in a trade with the Jets last April. After the trade, Revis agreed to a six-year, $96 million deal with the Bucs that had one catch: the contract didn't contain any guaranteed money.  

The trade also included a conditional draft pick, which is why the Bucs have until Wednesday to figure out what to do with Revis. If Revis is still on the roster at 4 p.m. ET, the Jets get a third-round pick from Tampa and the Bucs owe Revis a $1.5 million bonus. However, if Revis is cut before then, the Jets only get a fourth-round pick and the Bucs are on the hook for zero dollars. So there is incentive to cut Revis if no one bites on a trade.  

Can Revis still play? The answer to that seems to be a definite yes. 

Despite coming off an ACL injury in 2012, Revis still had a solid year in his first season with the Bucs. If you don't believe me, just ask the guys at Pro Football Focus.  

Hit the road jack

  • Revis hasn't been cut yet, but there were players who were actually cut on Monday, like Chicago's Dante Rosario and Michael Bush. Bush spent two seasons with the Bears and was second on the team in rushing in both years. Cutting Bush will free up $1.85 million in cap space, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. As for Rosario, he's probably a little confused right now. The Bears re-signed him on Feb. 27, only to cut him 11 days later.

  • The Rams announced that they've parted ways with guard Harvey Dahl. The veteran offensive lineman had been with St. Louis since 2010 and started a total of nine games for the Rams last season. 


Photo of the day

We don't usually focus too much on arena football here, but we do when a team owned by KISS unveils new uniforms that look like this: 

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