Jets inform Darrelle Revis that he's being released
The New York Jets have informed cornerback Darrelle Revis that they are releasing him, ending his second tenure with the team which was marked by a slip in play because of injuries and age.
Revis, 31, was scheduled to make $15 million, including a $2 million roster bonus, next season - but that would have been a lofty salary for an aging player who admittedly had a subpar year.
The move Tuesday, which was expected, makes Revis a free agent while also clearing about $9.3 million on the salary cap.
"Darrelle Revis is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Jets uniform," said Jets owner Woody Johnson in a statement. "His combination of talent, preparation and instincts is rare and helped him become one of the most dominant players of his generation."
Revis posted a statement on Twitter following the announcement.
"I can't thank Woody Johnson and the entire Jets organization enough for taking a chance on me back in 2007. I played some of my greatest football in Green and White...I love you New York," Revis said.
Revis is also facing aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men on Feb. 12 in Pittsburgh, but his legal issues aren't believed to have played a role in the Jets' decision.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.