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Patriots Sign Revis for One-Year, $12M

Patriots fans can now look forward to the press conference introducing their newest cornerback, Darrelle Revis. (Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times)

The pipe dream has come true.

The New England Patriots wasted no time after Darrelle Revis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday afternoon, swooping in to sign the former Jets cornerback to a one-year, $12 million contract.

No, seriously:

The move is a much needed reprieve from the free agent splashes coming out of Denver. The Broncos signed Aqib Talib away from the Patriots for six years, $57 million, then followed that by adding DeMarcus Ware to their pass rush for three years, $30 million.

Revis not only mitigates the loss of Talib, but arguably makes the Patriots better (at least next season). Here’s hoping all goes well and Revis enjoys his time in Foxborough enough to sign a long-term deal in 2015.

Now we just have to wait and see what else Bill Belihick has up his nonexistent sleeves in this AFC arms race.

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Nick is an editor and regular contributor for the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox sections of SoB. (Despite growing up in Vermont, just a short drive from Canada, hockey never really caught on with him.) Follow him on twitter: @ndbohlen

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One comment for “Patriots Sign Revis for One-Year, $12M”

  1. Won’t the Jets LOVE this move…

    Posted by John | March 12, 2014, 8:58 pm

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