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TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - Darrelle Revis walked into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weight room and received a round of applause from some of his new teammates.
The warm reception meant a lot to Revis.
The three-time All-Pro may have left the New York Jets feeling underappreciated, but he’s a welcome addition to a defense that ranked last in the NFL last season and is expected to help transform the Bucs into a playoff team.
And, the well-paid Revis is confident he’s up to the task.
“We’re going to make a lot of noise. Don’t worry about that,” the seventh-year pro said Monday. `”I think this was a great move on my part to be a part of this organization.”
The star cornerback acquired from the Jets said he’s going to “do my best” to play up to expectations that come with a new six-year, $96 million contract.
He also insisted during a news conference that he holds no grudges against his old team, which was reluctant to give a player coming off surgery to repair a torn knee ligament such a commitment.
Generally regarded as the best cornerback in football, Revis also agreed to what he conceded is a “unique” contract that includes no guaranteed money.
“The contract will take care of itself,” he said. “I’ve just got to go out and play.”
The Buccaneers not only are banking on Revis to be physically ready to open the season in September against _ yes _ the Jets, but believe he’s far enough long in his recovery to reasonably expect he’ll be able to get on the field for the start of training camp this summer.
“We did our due diligence,” general manager Mark Dominik said, “or else we wouldn’t have made a deal of this magnitude.”
Revis was entering the final year of a contract that would have paid him $6 million in 2013, $10 million less than he’ll receive annually with Tampa Bay. His old contract also included a clause that would have prevented the Jets from using the franchise or transition tag on him next year.
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