Last April, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed a trade to land one of the top cover corners in the NFL.
Now, the Buccaneers are trying to unload him.
According to various media reports, including one by Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez, the Bucs are dangling cornerback Darrelle Revis on the trade market to see if there are any takers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter followed that report with word that the Bucs would release Revis mid-week if no deal materialized.
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Revis, 28 signed a six-year, $ 96 million deal following the trade in 2013, which is an exorbitant salart in NFL terms, but not a single dollar of it was guaranteed — which is highly unusual. It essentially breaks down like six one-year contracts worth salaries of $ 13 million per year, along with a roster bonus and a workout bonus every year worth $ 1.5 million apiece.
But that deal could be sent through the shredder if no team steps up with something in return. The chances are sparse but not zero. Revis played well following the trade and after suffering a torn ACL in 2012, but he’s a man-cover corner who is considered a poor fit in Lovie Smith’s and Leslie Frazier’s Tampa-2 zone defense, which Smith has skirted around without actually coming out and saying it.
So if the Bucs can’t get anything in return, they sent the Jets a first-round pick last year (which turned out to be Sheldon Richardson) and a fourth-rounder this year, plus $ 16 mil in salary for one year of Revis and a 4-12 season as Greg Schiano and GM Mark Dominik were canned. The conditional fourth-rounder would turn into a third-round pick if Revis is on the roster on the third day of the 2014 league year.
New GM Jason Licht apparently is ready to cut bait because Revis’ contract will allow them — and encourages them — to do so.
All of a sudden, the cornerback market would get very interesting if Revis suddenly hit the market. This has to be bad news for Alterraun Verner and Aqib Talib, roundly thought to be the two best available options starting tomorrow. Oh, they likely still will get paid. But they might have to wait out the Revis process to play out, and it could cost them some money, depending on how it all shakes out.
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Jay Leno may not be spending his night behind the Tonight Show desk anymore, but he’s clearly not done rolling precious metal into his garage, intent on putting it through its paces after a thorough investigation. The latest machine to meet Jay on his home turf is the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept that we first saw at the Tokyo Motor Show late last year.
Leno already has love for the classic Datsun 510, which plays a cameo in the video that you’ll see below, and he refers to the IDx as the spiritual successor to that car’s ethos – driving fun in an affordable package. Fortunately for us, while the IDx is a showcar first and foremost, it is indeed driveable, and Leno, naturally, takes his turn behind the wheel.
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KISS has long been a band known for its calm, staid manner and professional, by-the-books appearance, so it stands to reason that the football team named in its honor would wear equally conventional unis, yes?
No. Behold, if your mere mortal eyes can stand the sight, the new uniforms of the Los Angeles KISS, the Arena League Football team set to rock your face off kick off in just a few days.
Flames. Flames atop flames, with interwoven flames topped by still more flames. SO MANY FLAMES. There are flames on the freaking visor, which is going to make the LA KISS running backs feel like they’re storming through burning buildings.
KISS warriors Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley own the team; here’s the Starchild himself modeling the helmet:
Now, with uniforms that look like a South Beach tattoo parlor and an Ed Hardy t-shirt had a baby and then set that baby on fire, you might assume that there’s a bit of overcompensation going on here. We’ll let you decide for yourself by checking out the list of Arena League team names:
Talons – Predators – Thunder – Gladiators – Barnstormers – Sabercats – Shock – Power – Rattlers – Sharks … KISS.
Yeah, one of these things is not like the others, indeed. Anyway, the LA KISS begin play this weekend. Keep your eyes open and your fire extinguishers ready.
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During the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan showed off its Sport Sedan Concept (pictured above), an orange creation meant to foreshadow the next generation of the brand’s “Four-Door Sports Car,” the Maxima. For the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, though, Nissan is going to deliver a Chinese take on a future four-door, with the New Sedan Concept (imaginative name, we know).
Like the Nissan Friend-Me Concept from the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the NSC has been designed by Nissan Design China in Beijing. Outside of that, information is in short supply. Nissan claims this latest concept is targeted at the Chinese digital lifestyle. Whether it serves as an evolution of the Friend-Me’s swoopy design or a regional take on Nissan’s Detroit concept, though, remains to be seen.
We’ll have the full slate of info on the Nissan New Sedan Concept, along with everything else that happens at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, when the floor opens on April 23. Take a look below for the official press release from Nissan, which also includes a recap of previously debuted models that will be shown at Beijing.