ProFootballTalk.com wrote early on Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are "close to losing interest" in a Revis move. The Tampa Bay Times reported on Monday night that no deal for Revis is likely to come "for several more weeks." The New York Post said the Buccaneers are "losing patience" with the Jets.
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"If we think it's in the best interest of the team, we will do something," Dominik told Rick Stroud. "If that's a player that everybody is speculating or maybe it's a player at a position that nobody has thought about. But certainly, these meetings are very healthy for those kinds of discussions to see if there is a way to get this team better and does that include players or draft picks or a combination? That's what we'll look at."
So what happened in the meantime?
The truth is surely in the middle with so many competing agendas. Revis' agents appeared to be doing everything possible to help get Revis out of town a week ago. The Jets and Buccaneers are struggling over compensation, and appear to be sending messages to each other through the media. (The Buccaneers were the ones sending the messages on Monday.)
It sounds like the two sides aren't* that* far apart; they are just covering their
bases in case they can't consummate this complicated trade.