NFL notebook: Revis vows to help alter Buccaneers' defense
Darrelle Revis is confident he will fully recover from a major knee injury and help transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a playoff team.
The three-time All-Pro cornerback — an Aliquippa and Pitt product — was acquired from the New York Jets and formally introduced Monday as the newest member of a defense that ranked last in the NFL in pass defense in 2012.
Revis said he's going to “do my best” to play up to expectations that come with a new six-year, $96 million contract.
He 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.
“I have nothing to prove to the New York Jets,” Revis said. “I have nothing to prove to anybody.”
The Jets traded Revis to the Bucs in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this week's NFL Draft and another selection next year.
• Kam Chancellor and the Seahawks agreed on a contract extension that will keep the young safety with the only team he's played for through the 2017 season. Chancellor, 25, recorded a career-high 92 tackles last season.
• Scott Fujita, a Super Bowl-winning linebacker who became enmeshed in the Saints' bounty scandal, signed a one-day contract with New Orleans and retired. The 33-year-old player did so not from an office building but from Machu Picchu, Peru, where he signed the contract Monday. Fujita played in 143 regular-season games, making 917 tackles (617 solo) along with 231⁄2 sacks. Fujita played for the Browns in 2012.
• Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain is facing new charges in his hometown of Decatur, Ala. Decatur police said the 23-year-old McClain was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a disturbance Sunday at a park. Police haven't released details, but McClain is free from jail after posting a $1,000 bond. This is third time McClain has been arrested in Decatur since 2011.
• Court officials said charges have been dropped in a felony case alleging that Broncos safety Quinton Carter added $5 to craps bets after the dice were thrown. Carter didn't appear Monday in North Las Vegas Justice Court while defense lawyer Andrew Leavitt arranged to have the third-year NFL player forfeit $1,000 in bail money as part of the agreement.
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