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Darrelle Revis signs one-year contract with New England Patriots

By Kyle Johnson,

Cornerback Darrelle Revis signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on Wednesday worth a reported $12 million.

The deal came just a few short hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with Revis after failing to find a trade partner, though the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders did show interest, reports Boston.com.

Revis is a good pick up for the Patriots who lost Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos, who offered the cornerback a six-year contract worth $57 million, a day ago.

The deal for Revis is contingent upon the veteran cornerback passing a physical, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who was the first to report the agreement.

Revis is still working his way back from a torn ACL, though it did not prevent the cornerback from playing in all 16 games last season with the Bucs. He signed a $96 million contract for six years with the Bucs, but only lasted one season, posting 50 tackles, two interceptions and 11 defended passes.

image: By Jeff Kern (originally posted to Flickr as ESPNWeekend2010-051) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 
 

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