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Revis wants to win

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Darrelle Revis said at least 26 teams called after the Bucs cut him last week. He chose the team whose coach he once called a "jerk."

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Monday, the Patriots officially signed the corner, who used that description of Bill Belichick in a word association game on ESPN in 2012.

"We had a conversation about it," Revis said. "It's in the past."

Revis said a chance to win — more than playing the Jets, a former team — attracted him to the Patriots.

"My thing is all about winning," Revis said. "What better organization, the New England Patriots, to be a part of?"

New England didn't disclose terms of the contract. Multiple media outlets reported it is for one year and $12 million.

Bridgewater workout: The Bucs, represented by offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, were among 29 teams — all but the Dolphins, Steelers and Redskins — that attended Louisville's pro day, primarily to see quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He threw a range of passes and ran 40 yards in 4.78 seconds. Among the other quarterbacks expected to be drafted in the first round, it was slower than Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel (4.68) and Fresno State's Derek Carr (4.69) but faster than UCF's Blake Bortles (4.93) The Bucs hold the No. 7 pick.

Cowboys add QB: Quarterback Brandon Weeden signed a two-year, $1.23 million deal (no guaranteed money) with Dallas. The team didn't say if he or incumbent Kyle Orton will back up Tony Romo. Weeden, 30, who played baseball for five years, was taken 22nd overall by the Browns in 2012, benched after eight games in 2013 and cut last week.

Giants get two broncos: The Giants signed corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for what New York's Daily News reported is for five years and $35 million (guaranteed money was not reported) and kick returner Trindon Holliday for what profootballtalk.com reported is for one year. Rodgers-Cromartie had 31 tackles and three interceptions last season. Holiday has returned four kicks for scores over three seasons.

Eagles: Former USF safety Nate Allen agreed to re-sign for one year. Last season, his fourth, he started every game and made a career-high 94 tackles.

Packers: Defensive tackle Letroy Guion, who has started 28 games for the Vikings over the past two seasons, signed.

Raiders: Receiver James Jones signed for three years and guard Kevin Boothe for two. In 2013, Jones caught 59 passes for a career-high 817 yards for the Packers. Boothe started every game in 2012 and 2013 for the Giants.

Saints: Starting right tackle Zach Strief re-signed for five years.

Seahawks: Kicker Steven Hauschka re-signed for what nfl.com reported is for three years and $9.15 million ($3.35 million guaranteed). In 2013, he made 41 of 43 field goals (one miss was blocked).

Redskins: Starting safety Brandon Meriweather re-signed for one year and $1 million, Washington's WRC-TV reported.

Revis wants to win 03/17/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 17, 2014 9:37pm]
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