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Patriots Sign Darrelle Revis To One-Year Deal

Three teams in three years. Awesome.

Three teams in three years. Awesome.

On Wednesday the New England Patriots signed cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year deal worth $12 million. The team wasted no time in reaching out to Revis, who was just released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hours earlier.

The Pats were likely inspired to move quickly after their Pro Bowl corner Aqib Talib unexpectedly signed with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday night, following in the footsteps of former teammate Wes Welker. The same former teammate who, incidentally, Bill Belichick accused of purposefully knocking out of the AFC Championship.

The Bucs decided to cut their losses with Revis after they were unable to trade him because of the massively bloated $16 million salary he was due in 2014.

Though the deal is in place and both sides have agreed to terms, Revis has yet to pass a physical or actually sign a contract. But the physical isn’t expected to be a problem, which means he will once again enter the season as the NFL highest paid cornerback, despite not producing at near the level he once did.

Last year the Bucs gave up a first-round draft pick in 2013 and a fourth-round pick in 2014 for the privilege of signing Revis to a six-year, $96 million contract. Talk about your bad decisions.

Now the Patriots get to overpay him instead. A one-year deal is obviously pretty low risk, but you know that $12 million is gonna sting if he goes down for the season, yet again, before New England’s bye week.

Side note: How much more are Jets fans gonna hate Revis now?

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