His Florioness says the Buccaneers are willing to give up the 13th pick in the Draft for Darrelle Revis.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell PFT that the Buccaneers are willing to send the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft to the Jets for Revis. The Jets, however, want "a lot more" than this year’s first-round pick.
Ian Rapoport sheds some light on what the Jets want.
Maybe Jets want similar to what #Vikings got for Harvin: A 1st, a 7th & then a mid-rounder in 2014. But two sides closer than ever to a deal— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013
Nobody can say for sure when this thing is going down. It's easy to blow Rapoport off, but this is significant. If the two sides agree that the centerpiece should be the 13th pick, that would mean they are haggling on secondary issues, which presumably would be easier to hammer out.
From Total Access: I'm hearing similar to what @profootballtalk hears on Jets/Bucs/Revis. Bucs now willing to give up No 13. Jets want more— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013
Of course, that leaves the major matters of the Buccaneers getting the assurances they want on Revis' health and them agreeing to an extension with Revis' people. So a major hurdle has been cleared, but others remain. It might still be a while.