The entire free agent market is subject to Raiders rumors right now, and there will now be a new top defensive free agent lurking in the market for the Raiders to possibly make a play at.
According to Fox Sports 1 insider Mike Garafolo, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to release star cornerback Darrelle Revis today--
Bucs are cutting Darrelle Revis, per source
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2014
Yesterday, sources were indicating that the Oakland Raiders would be out on any potential trade talks for Darrelle Revis--perhaps being unwilling to commit $16 million in cap space each year for the next five years to the five-time NFL Pro Bowler.
However, it is now fully conceivable that Darrelle Revis' price will go down on the open market, leading analysts to wonder if the Oakland Raiders' huge backlog of cap space could be enough to lure the three-time First-Team NFL All-Pro to Oakland.
The other teams whose names have been tied to Revis as potential landing spots are the New York Jets and their AFC East rival, the New England Patriots.
Darrelle Revis was released after year one of a 6-year, $96 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He made the Pro Bowl in 2013, amassing 43 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and a sack.