According to a report from Pro Football Talk the Cleveland Browns are still in pursuit of Darrelle Revis and one of their prime competitors are out of the race:
Source tells PFT the Raiders are not pursuing Darrelle Revis, but the Browns are.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2014
For the Browns Revis would be a huge upgrade for the team pairing him with Joe Haden to have the best tandem in football. Revis would be a couple years removed from his knee surgery and back to playing at the highest level.
Revis’ contract is a concern but:
With the stroke of a pen, Darrelle Revis' cap number can go from $16M to $5.6M. Won't be a cap issue for teams trying to acquire his rights.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 11, 2014
With very simple restructuring the Browns get a cap relief and Revis gets his money. No stress no bother. Tampa Bay isn’t in a great hurry to make a deal, but tomorrow will be the drop dead date:
The #Bucs have until 4 pm tomorrow to complete a deal for Darrelle Revis until it’s decision time. They plan to take that time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2014
Could the Browns pull another one out. Can they keep Haden happy in an extension with Revis’ huge contract on the team as well? Could they still put together the backend of the defense, especially free safety? How much in draft considerations would it be worth?