CULTURE Cornerback Darrelle Revis retires after 11 seasons in NFL

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Cornerback Darrelle Revis retires after 11 seasons in NFL

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07:18, July 20, 2018

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Once the most dominant cornerback in American football, Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the National Football League (NFL) on Wednesday.

“For the past 11 years, it has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world,” the former shutdown corner wrote on Instagram. “Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League.”

Revis, who turned 33 on Saturday, has 29 career interceptions in 11 NFL seasons – all but four coming in eight seasons with the Jets over two stints. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and New England Patriots in 2014.

The Kansas City Chiefs released Revis in February, just two and a half months after he signed a two-year contract with the team. The cornerback played in five late-season games and had 11 tackles and also played in the postseason loss to the Tennessee Titans.

The seven-time Pro Bowler was out of football after experiencing a poor 2016 campaign with the New York Jets. The Chiefs came calling due to pass defense issues but Revis made minimal impact.


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