NEW YORK (KDKA/AP) – The New York Jets have informed cornerback Darrelle Revis that they are releasing him, ending his second tenure with the team which was marked by a slip in play because of injuries and age.
Revis, 31, was scheduled to make $15 million, including a $2 million roster bonus, next season – but that would have been a lofty salary for an aging player who admittedly had a subpar year.
We have informed CB Darrelle Revis of his impending release.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 1, 2017
The move Tuesday, which was expected, makes Revis a free agent while also clearing about $9.3 million on the salary cap.
Revis released a statement through his Twitter account following the Jets’ announcement.
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 1, 2017
Revis is also facing aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men on Feb. 12 in Pittsburgh, but his legal issues aren’t believed to have played a role in the Jets’ decision.
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