According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is unwilling to rework his contract in order to work out a trade.
Per a league source, Revis declined Tampa’s request to reduce his compensation. Which sparked the effort to trade him and the inevitable decision, if they can’t trade him, to cut him.
The source explains that Revis won’t take a pay cut to facilitate a trade. Really, why would he? If a team like the Browns would pay him $12 million in 2014 as part of a trade, they’d at least pay that much if they can get him without giving up a draft pick or a player or multiple of either.
I don’t blame Revis. I’m sure he would rather get cut and then hit the free agent market.