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.