The Jets have granted the cornerback permission to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and take a physical, a Jets source told NFL.com's Albert Breer on Sunday. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.
Revis arrived at the Buccaneers' training facility Sunday afternoon, and Breer reported that he is expected to take a physical.
The Revis-to-Buccaneers reports have been all over the place. It recently was reported that the Bucs were getting impatient with the slow-moving Jets. Other reports had the Jets prepared to make a move before the start of 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday.
The Jets seemed to be asking for too much early on in negotiations, but they might want to take what they can get in terms of draft picks. Getting the physical out of the way allows for an immediate deal to be reached.
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Revis is continuing to rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his left knee last season. The Buccaneers, who will want to know as much about the knee before committing to a trade for Revis, hold the No. 13 overall pick in the draft and likely would have to give up that and a second-rounder. Another later pick is probable. The Jets already own the No. 9 overall selection.
Revis and the Buccaneers have been working on a long-term contract for several days, sources briefed on the process told Rapoport. Substantial progress has been made, Rapoport reported, and the Buccaneers seem comfortable enough to make the trade, knowing Revis wouldn't be a one-year rental. The physical is thought to be the trade's final piece before everything comes together.
UPDATE: The Jets traded Revis to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Revis signed a six-year, $96 million contract with no guaranteed money, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The Jets will receive a first-round pick in 2013 and a conditional third- or fourth-round pick in 2014.
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