Chiefs sign Pro Bowl CB Darrelle Revis

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Nicknamed "Revis Island" for his reputation for stranding the best receivers with blanket coverage, Revis' last all-pro season came in 2014, his only year with the New England Patriots and one that ended with him hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

Revis has started 140 games in 10 National Football League seasons with the New York Jets (2007-12, 2015-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013) and New England Patriots (2014).

The Chiefs signed veteran defensive back Darrelle Revis Wednesday afternoon, adding a veteran pass defender to its secondary.

"We're excited to add Darrelle to the roster", Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said in the team's official press release. "He's had a Hall of Fame career and his leadership and playing experience will be valuable to our defense".

Almost nine months after the Jets cut him, Revis finally found a landing spot on Wednesday when he signed with the Chiefs.

Andy Reid went on to point out Revis is familiar with Kansas City DC Bob Sutton, who held the same position in NY while the defensive back was there. Revis also won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots. He recorded 53 tackles, five pass deflections and an interception with the Jets last season, when he was coming off a wrist injury and admitted to being out of shape. After starting 5-0, they now sit at 6-4. Unexpectedly, Revis will get a homecoming after it looked like his career was over. The Jets host Kansas City at MetLife Stadium next weekend.

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