Cornerback Darrelle Revis is now a New England Patriot after he signed a $12 million deal with the team to play for one year.

Boston.com's Steve Silva reported that the contract between Revis and the Patriots was signed Wednesday night. The 28-year-old Revis will replace Aqib Talib who just signed with the Denver Broncos for $57 million on Tuesday.

Revis was released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier Wednesday afternoon,  a mere thirty minutes before his bonus kicked in, according to CBS Sports.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Revis' move to the Patriots will put him back in the AFC East Division where he began his career with the New York Jets.

Albert Breer
Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin