FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Bucs are "stepping up [their] efforts" to trade Darrelle Revis.
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If GM Jason Licht wants to deal Revis, he'd likely prefer to do so ahead of Thursday when Revis is due a $1.5 million roster bonus. Tampa Bay could save $16 million against the cap by trading Revis. We've officially entered crazy season in the NFL, with free agency set to kick off Tuesday, so we can't believe everything we hear. But this isn't the first time it's been reported that the Bucs are trying to trade their best player. ESPN's Adam Caplan mentions free agent CB Alterraun Verner as a potential Revis replacement in Tampa Bay.
The Boston Herald reports the Patriots and free agent Julian Edelman have intensified contract negotiations Monday.
The two sides have been talking for the better part of a week now. WIth free agency less than 24 hours away, discussions have heated up. Both sides want to hammer out a deal, but Edelman wants to be compensated after being the Patriots' No. 1 receiver last season. Beat writer Jeff Howe expects the Browns, Ravens, and Texans to show interest in Edelman if he reaches the market.
The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs are interested in free agent Jason Avant.
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Avant was released by the Eagles last week. The connection to Kansas City is clear; coach Andy Reid drafted Avant in Philadelphia and employed him for seven seasons. Avant would replace Dexter McCluster in the slot, though he's best suited for No. 4 receiver duties at this stage of his career.