By James Simpson
Last Updated: 18/07/18 5:10pm
Seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons, he has announced.
The 33-year-old was a free agent, after spending last season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In a post on Twitter the man who earned the nickname “Revis Island” due to his ability to shut down wide receivers when playing one-on-one coverage against them, said: “Today I am closing a chapter of my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League.”
He spent the longest – and most successful – portion of his career with the New York Jets between 2007 and 2012, and was a named a First-team All-Pro from 2009-11.
Revis was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013, where he spent one year, but was unable to agree on a long-term contract. As a free agent in 2014, he joined the New England Patriots and became a Super Bowl champion as they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.
Having only signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, he returned to New York in 2015 and was named to his seventh and final Pro Bowl. Revis was cut after a disappointing 2016 season, picked up by the Chiefs mid-2017, and subsequently released after only playing in six games.
During his career, Revis amassed 497 tackles, 142 passes defended, 29 interceptions, six forced fumbles and two sacks.
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