The Buccaneers took a bold move to fix the NFL’s worst pass defense, acquiring cornerback Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft and another selection next year.
“We’re thrilled. It’s rare that you get a chance to add a player of this caliber to your football team,” general manager Mark Dominik said.
The Bucs announced the deal Sunday, saying Revis agreed to a new six-year contract. Revis’ agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod confirmed the deal is worth $96 million, with no guaranteed money, but makes him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL.
The Jets also receive a conditional fourth-round pick in next year’s draft that will become a third-rounder if Revis is on the Buccaneers’ roster on the third day of the 2014 league year.
MEDIA: NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday.
Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
Michaels, the play-by-play man for Sunday Night Football, was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis.