Is Darrelle Revis out in Tampa Bay?

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One hot bit of news for Buccaneers fans coming from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis has to do with starting cornerback Darrelle Revis.

According to a report from Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports many teams have reached out to the Buccaneers to check on the availability of the Pro Bowl player whom Tampa Bay acquired in a trade last offseason from the New York Jets.

At this point everything is in the exploratory stage, but these discussions may heat up as the new league year gets closer to beginning on March 11.

Why would the Buccaneers be willing to part with their best cornerback?

One possible reason is a change in philosophy on the defensive side of the ball. Lovie Smith is well known for his cover 2 defensive schemes and given this the need to pay a cornerback $16 million dollars per season is not necessary.

With a number of potential holes to fill this offseason, the Buccaneers could use the money that is currently set to go to Revis to shore up other areas of need. It would serve the Buccaneers well to spread the money around to build up depth and competition along the offensive line, and for a strong pass rushing defensive end.

Whether Revis Island will be moving out of Tampa is certainly something to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.

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