According to reports from ESPN and other media outlets, the Patriots have signed free agent Darrelle Revis to a 1-year contract
Darrelle Revis was released by the Tampa Buccaneers just before 4 PM Eastern Time, a few short hours later Revis has joined the New England Patriots.
According to media reports, ESPN's Adam Schefter being the first, the Patriots and Revis have agreed to a 1-year $12 million deal.
CB Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)March 13, 2014
The signing comes less than 24 hours after the Patriots lost out on signing Aqib Talib, who ended up signing a six-year $57 million contract with $26 million guaranteed. With the news the general feeling around New England is: Out with the old. In with the new.
Revis rejoins the AFC East just one year after leaving the division when he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Revis was owed $16 million this season from the Buccaneers but the new coaching staff and front office decided it would be best to release Revis rather than pay him the guaranteed contract.
The deal in New England is only for one season, however NFL Network's Albert Breer is reporting that the plan is for the Patriots and Revis to eventually plan to work-out a long-term deal.
Also sounds like the Patriots are open to eventually making the marriage with Revis a longer-term one. Power move by New England, no doubt.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer)March 13, 2014
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