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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Sports Thread For 4/12/14: Darrelle Revis Will Sign With The Patriots


Darrelle Revis will be a New England Patriot, replacing the loss of Aqib Talib to the Broncos. It's a major move by the Patriots as they get Revis for less money than Talib while getting someone better than him.

The deal was originally just a one-year deal for $12 million, meaning that Revis could likely be with another team in 2015. But there is an option for the Patriots to keep him for a second year, only they would have to pay him $20 million if so. And with the Patriots' frugal reputation, that is unlikely the case.

For now he is a member of a team whose head coach, Bill Belichick, he called a "jerk" during his Jets days. And gives Belichick that shut down corner his defensive scheme so desperately needs.

Still, the offensive side of the ball and making sure Tom Brady has top receivers to throw to is still a major hole in their chances for a long awaited 4th title in the B&B Era.

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