(right) is set to count $16 million against the cap in 2014. (Reinhold Matay/AP)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers raised some eyebrows on Monday afternoon when news surfaced that they were beginning to shop cornerback Darrelle Revis around the league. It was just a year ago that the Buccaneers traded away the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft and a conditional selection in this year's draft to land the star corner.
Tampa Bay also made a six-year, $96 million investment into Revis, giving the corner a hefty raise.
The good news for the Buccaneers is that none of Revis' contract was guaranteed, so they are able to put him on the trading block to see if there are any potential suitors comfortable paying him the $16 million he is set to count against the cap in 2014.
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If Revis is not traded by Wednesday, the Buccaneers are expected to release him. This is when teams around the league could jump back into the Revis mix and we could watch the market for his services soar.
Two teams who will reportedly be interested in Revis if he is cut loose are the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.
While the Jets have to be happy that they got away with robbery in the Buccaneers trade, it would add a little sting if he was to ultimately return to the AFC East with the team's biggest rival.