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News on the Darrelle Revis-Bucs trade changes daily but you can count on the timeline of a potential predraft deal:
The Bucs aren't going to leave anything to chance if they come to terms with the Jets on trade compensation. With the first day of the draft slated for April 25 and the Jets intent on getting the Bucs' No. 13 overall pick, the Bucs will need to allow themselves adequate time to evaluate Revis' injured knee.
That process, based on info from One Buc Place, could require as much as a week. That leaves as little as nine days for this deal to go down.
Expect Revis to be subjected to extensive examination. This is a deal with so much riding on it that the Bucs will take no chances. He'll need to be checked out by multiple doctors, perhaps in multiple cities. Those doctors will need to consult with the Bucs' team physicians, and they won't rush the process.
If the Bucs aren't comfortable with the findings, the deal would be voided and the draft picks returned to Tampa Bay.
Given all this, look for a possible conclusion (finally) to this long-running story late next week.