NFL Notes: Buccaneers to cut Darrelle Revis?

NFL Notes: Buccaneers to cut Darrelle Revis?

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March 10, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Darrelle Revis made his fifth career Pro Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers in 2013. (USA Today Images)

According to, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will cut cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday by 4 p.m. if no trade is completed.

Revis is due a $1.5 million roster bonus Wednesday. If he is still on the roster after 4 p.m., the draft pick sent to the Jets in the trade to acquire him becomes a third-round pick.

Tampa would free up $16 million in cap space by trading or cutting the 29-year-old cornerback.

Coming off his first year back from a torn ACL, Revis made his fifth career Pro Bowl in his first season in Tampa. He played all 16 games and 50 tackles and had two picks.


Seahawks: Michael Bennett re-signed
RENTON, Wash. -- Free agent defensive end Michael Bennett is returning to Seattle after agreeing to a multi-year deal with the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

Terms of the contract were not immediately available on Monday. Bennett was considered one of the top free agents in the NFL after a breakout season with the Seahawks where he led the team in sacks and proved a versatile option as a defensive end and defensive tackle.

Bennett was thought to have been strongly pursued by Chicago, where he had a chance of joining his brother, Marcellus, with the Bears. But he ultimately decided to return to Seattle.

Bennett took a chance on himself last offseason by signing a one-year deal for $3 million in base salary. That gamble paid off as Bennett became one of the hottest commodities in free agency.

"I mean I always bet on myself and believe in myself and my talents and being able to come here and get a chance to play with these guys, I knew it was going to be special," Bennett said on Feb. 5.

From the time Seattle was done celebrating its first Super Bowl championship, Bennett indicated a desire to stay with the Seahawks but only for the right price. He knew this was his one chance to cash in on a big contract as an unrestricted free agent. It's why Bennett waited until after teams could begin speaking with agents regarding unrestricted free agents and seeing what was available on the open market before deciding on a return to Seattle.

- The Associated Press

Jets: Santonio Holmes released
NEW YORK -- The New York Jets have parted ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes, cutting the talented but injury-plagued playmaker after four seasons.

The move Monday, which had been expected, saves the Jets $8.25 million, which Holmes was due to make as his base salary this season. He was scheduled to have a $10.75 million cap number, a lofty total for a one-time Super Bowl MVP who has struggled with injuries and inconsistency the last two seasons.

Holmes, who turned 30 last Monday, had 23 catches for 456 yards and a touchdown in 11 games last season. He missed five games midway through the season with a hamstring injury. Holmes played in just four games in 2012 and was sidelined for several months after a career-threatening foot injury.

- The Associated Press

Steelers: Lamar Woodley cut
PITTSBURGH -- A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Pittsburgh Steelers will part ways with linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move is not yet official. The 29-year-old Woodley will be designated a post-June 1 salary cap cut, but will be allowed to sign with another team when the new league year begins Tuesday afternoon.

By postponing the move until after June 1, the Steelers will free up about $8 million in salary cap space in 2014. Woodley will, however, count $8.5 million against the team's cap number in 2015.

Woodley signed a six-year, $61 million contract in 2011, but has struggled to remain healthy. He missed at least three games in each of the last three seasons.

- The Associated Press

Jaguars: Babin voids contract
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin is now a free agent.

Babin voided the final two years of his contract Monday, hitting the market before the Jaguars cut him.

Babin, who had 7 sacks last season, was due to make $6 million in 2014 -- more than the rebuilding team was willing to pay for a 33-year-old pass-rusher who's no longer in his prime.

Jacksonville could bring back Babin at a reduced rate if he doesn't find a suitor elsewhere.

The Jaguars already signed one defensive lineman, and Babin's departure could leave them in the market for another. Jacksonville signed former Seattle defensive end Red Bryant, a run-stopping end, to a four-year deal worth $17 million.

The Jags were tied for the fewest sacks (31) in the league last season.

- The Associated Press