If Revis’ MRI Not 100%, Trade May Be DeadApril 15th, 2013
Today could be a big day for both the Bucs and the Jets. The star corner of the Jets, Darrelle Revis, long rumored to be the center of trade talks between the Jets and the Bucs, is to arrive in Gotham from hiding and will undergo a medical exam including an MRI.
Revis, who required ACL reconstructive surgery after blowing out a knee last season, would pretty much need to given a medical green light for trade talks to continue. Tampa Tribune scribe Woody Cummings, appearing with WFLA-TV’s Dan Lucas in a sitdown to discuss Revis and the NFL draft, said the trade talks could be killed depending on Revis’ medical exam today.
Monday “is a pretty big day. [Revis is] supposed to go for an MRI and that is a pretty interesting development because that MRI would tell us a whole lot whether this trade, if there is a trade, is going to move forward,” Cummings said. “If something, anything negative comes up in that MRI, if that knee is not healing properly the way everybody thinks it should be at this point, that’s going to kill this trade right away. So [Monday] is going to be an important day.
“If we get anything out in the next 48 hours I would say, maybe 72 hours, about the results of that MRI are negative, you are probably going to see the hopes of the this or the chance of this trade going down significantly. But if it comes clean, well, it remains on the table as much as it has been on the table.”
Bucs fans shouldn’t go running to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge if the MRI comes back bad. It just means the Bucs, in Joe’s eyes, will draft at least one and maybe two corners in the first two days of the draft and your starting corners might be Eric Wright and a rookie, perhaps Xavier Rhodes.