Some real estate just opened up in the NFL.
Four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after 11 seasons.
In his statement, the 33-year-old credits himself with bringing "fun and excitement to the term 'shutdown corner,' which was nearly on the verge of extinction." He concludes with "Long live Revis Island," a reference to his nickname.
The Jets selected Revis 14th overall in the 2007 draft and he played his first six years with New York. After a torn ACL limited him to two games in 2012, he was traded to the Buccaneers, where he spent just one Pro Bowl season before being released.
He signed with the Patriots for the 2014 campaign and was named an All-Pro for the third and final time. He started all 16 games and won the only Super Bowl of his career before returning to the Jets for the start of the 2015 season.
He spent part of 2017 with the Chiefs, starting two games and making three other appearances. He failed to record an interception but defensed two passes.