New Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis holds no grudges toward Jets

New Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis believes he has "nothing to prove" to his old team or anyone else.

TAMPA, Fla. — 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 might 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.

“I have nothing to prove to the New York Jets,” Revis said. “I have nothing to prove to anybody.”

Weeks of reports about the 27-year-old’s future ended Sunday when 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.

SAINTS: 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 finished his career with the Cleveland Browns, but was implicated and suspended for one game by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in what the league called a Saints performance pool designed to knock targeted opponents out of games from 2009 to 2011.

Fujita later was essentially absolved by former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

SEAHAWKS: Agreed on a contract extension with Kam Chancellor that will keep the young safety with the only team he’s played for through the 2017 season.

In 2011, Chancellor was a Pro Bowl selection in his first season as a starter, when he had 73 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes defensed. Last season, Chancellor recorded a career-high 92 tackles.



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