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NFL notebook: Report: Revis signs with Patriots

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By Wire Reports
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Revis Island is relocating again.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, ESPN reported according to league sources.

It will keep Revis the NFL's highest paid cornerback.

The Buccaneers cut the three-time All-Pro on Wednesday after efforts to trade him and his $16 million annual salary.

“It was a tough decision. He's a very good player,” general manager Jason Licht said.

Cutting the 28-year-old Revis saved the Bucs a $1.5 million bonus that the former Aliquippa and Pitt star would have been due if he remained on the roster.

The Bucs and free agent quarterback Josh McCown agreed to terms of a two-year, $10 million contract, a move that reunites him with coach Lovie Smith.

McCown, who turns 35 in July, will compete with second-year pro Mike Glennon for the starting job.

Broncos, DeMarcus Ware agree to deal

The Broncos kept their free agency focus on defense as they agreed to a three-year deal with pass rusher DeMarcus Ware.

The deal with Ware is worth $30 million, with $20 million guaranteed.

“It's a perfect fit for me,” Ware said.

Ware was let go Tuesday by Dallas in a salary-cap move. He had a franchise-record 117 sacks for the Cowboys since being drafted in the first round in 2005.

The move comes one day after the Broncos signed cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year deal with a reported $57 million.

Lions land WR Tate

The Lions acquired wide receiver Golden Tate, their top target in free agency, The Associated Press reported.

He got a five-year deal is worth $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Browns part ways with QB Weeden

The Browns released quarterback Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.

A first-round pick in 2012, Weeden never panned out in Cleveland as the Browns went through a pair of coaching changes in his short time with the team. He made 20 starts, but lost his job early last season after he got hurt and Brian Hoyer came off the bench and led the Browns to two victories.

Weeden passed for 5,116 yards and went 5-15 as a starter in two seasons. His release was expected with the Browns likely to take a quarterback in May's draft. The 32-year-old Campbell was due a $250,000 roster bonus Thursday.

Seahawks cut DE Clemons

The Seahawks released defensive end Chris Clemons, a move that saves significant salary cap room but takes away one of their top pass rushers the past four seasons.

Clemons was set to make $7.5 million in base salary in 2014.

Agent: Panthers WR Smith done in Carolina

The agent for wide receiver Steve Smith said the five-time Pro Bowl selection has played his final snap for the Panthers.

Smith's longtime representative Derrick Fox said Smith “is not going to play for the Panthers next year, I know that. I just don't know when that transaction is going to take place.”

Fox said the Panthers have been trying to trade Smith, but expects he will ultimately be released.

He said the Panthers have not asked Smith to restructure his current contract which calls for him to make $7 million under this year's salary cap.

Regardless of whether the Panthers cut Smith or keep him, the club will have to pay him $3 million this season as part of the three-year contract extension he signed in 2012.

Smith had 64 receptions for 746 yards and four touchdowns last season helping the Panthers go 12-4 in the regular season and capture the NFC South championship.

Sharper charged with sexual assault

Police say former All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs.

The Tempe Police Department said a grand jury had indicted Sharper in sexual assaults committed on Nov. 21 in Tempe.

Jags sign ex-Vike RB Gerhart

Jacksonville's offensive makeover is just getting starting.

The Jaguars signed former Vikings running back Toby Gerhart and former Broncos guard Zane Beadles to contracts, bringing the free agents in to replace longtime starters Maurice Jones-Drew and Uche Nwaneri.

Around the league

Former Colts running back Donald Brown agreed to a three-year deal with the Chargers. … The Raiders are keeping oft-injured running back Darren McFadden on a one-year deal worth up to $4 million. … The Saints agreed to terms with running back Pierre Thomas on a two-year contract extension. …The Titans finalized a three-year, $12 million deal for former Chiefs receiver Dexter McCluster. … The Ravens and wide receiver Jacoby Jones agreed on a four-year, $14 million contract.



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