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The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have signed veteran CB Darrelle Revis to a contract on Wednesday.
We have signed free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 22, 2017
Since he was released in February by the Jets, Revis was rumored to have interest from the Steelers, Patriots, Chargers, and Cowboys, but he never received a deal from any of the teams.
The last we heard, the Chargers and a “handful of teams” were interested in Revis back in September.
Adam Schefter reports that the Chiefs have been trying to get a deal done with Revis for “much of this season“, but the veteran would not accept their offer until now.
It is worth mentioning that Revis will now be reunited with Chiefs DC Bob Sutton, who coached Revis for two years while he was in New York.
Revis, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2007. He was entering the third year of his five-year, $70 million contract that includes $39 million guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $13 million for the 2017 season when he was released by the Jets.
In 2016, Revis appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 53 tackles, one interception, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 66 cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.