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Darrelle Revis trade: Raiders, Browns 'strong players'

The Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders could be starting a miniature bidding-war for Darrelle Revis.

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The Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders appear to be battling for Darrelle Revis' services, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, confirming earlier reports from Ian Rapoport and Max Luckan. It looks like the Buccaneers are going to get something in exchange for Revis, after all.

That 'something' won't be too much, however. It's likely they'd trade him for as little as a late- to mid-round pick, given Revis' massive contract. That contract makes him significantly less attractive, and teams know that the Bucs are likely to cut him if no trade can be reached. That depresses his value -- though a bidding war can always lead to a higher price, of course.

Revis leaving Tampa Bay looks like a done deal, however. The Buccaneers have already agreed to terms with Michael Johnson, and are expected to sign several other expensive free agents, which means they'll need the cap room provided by a Revis trade or release.