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Buccaneers Release CB Darrelle Revis

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Citing specific ideas regarding the best way to build a defense, GM Jason Licht says the move is in the team's best interests moving forward

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have released cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Revis joined Tampa Bay in 2013, coming from the New York Jets. In his first season with the Buccaneers, Revis started all 16 games, recording 50 tackles, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack.

“We would like to thank Darrelle for his time and effort with our organization last year,” said Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. “Darrelle showed a lot of heart last year as he worked extremely hard to get himself back on the field following his knee injury sustained the previous season. We have specific ideas regarding the best way to build this defense and, while you never like to lose a good player, we believe this is in the best interests of our team moving forward. Darrelle was a true professional here in Tampa Bay and we wish him continued success in his career.”