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Tracking potential landing spots for Darrelle Revis

The uncertain future of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is the NFL's biggest storyline as the free agency period kicks off Tuesday.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Bucs are uncomfortable with Revis' $16 million salary and are pursuing a trade of the Pro Bowl defender.

The Bucs have until 4 p.m. Wednesday to get a deal done. After that time, the conditional fourth-round draft pick owed to the New York Jets from last year's trade becomes a third-rounder. The Bucs would likely release Revis before that could happen.

Around The League will keep you up-to-date Tuesday with any team connected to Revis Island.

Cleveland Browns

Rapoport reported on NFL Network that the Cleveland Browns have "significant interest" in Revis.

A deal with the Browns won't get done if Revis is unwilling to re-do his deal to reduce his salary-cap number. The contract he signed with the Bucs gives teams the right to convert his base salary to a signing bonus without his consent to bring the cap number down.

Revis to Cleveland comes with undeniable logic. The Browns have significant cap space and are coached by Mike Pettine, who was Rex Ryan's defensive coordinator during Revis' glory years with the New York Jets.

A trade to Cleveland would allow Revis to play in a familiar scheme he once thrived in. It also would pair him with Joe Haden, easily giving the Browns the best cornerback tandem in football. It has to be a tantalizing thought for decision-makers in Berea.

Oakland Raiders

Rapoport reports that the Oakland Raiders are also in the mix for Revis, according to a source informed of their plans.

The Raiders have more cap room than any other NFL team, and general manager Reggie McKenzie is looking to make a splash to improve a talent-deficient roster. Acquiring Revis would send a message to the rest of the league.

Cleveland is believed to be the more attractive trade partner, according to Rapoport, but the Raiders are a legitimate potential suitor.

New York Jets

Could Revis and the Jets actually reunite after last year's bitter divorce? Probably not, but there's at least one person in the building who'd be open to it:

Unless said source is John Idzik, don't get your hopes up on this one.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys study the free agency picture with the help of NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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