Person familiar with situation says Jets grant Revis permission to speak with Bucs

A person familiar with the situation says the New York Jets have granted cornerback Darrelle Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent.

Revis is leaving New Jersey on Sunday morning to fly to Tampa, the source told The Associated Press on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the teams have not spoken publicly about the potential deal. Revis, recovering from a torn knee ligament, is expected to take a physical after he arrives at the Buccaneers' facility.

Trade rumors have been swirling for months involving Revis, with the Buccaneers thought to be the most serious potential suitor. It is believed new Jets general manager John Idzik will expect several high draft picks in any deal for Revis.