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FOXBORO, Mass. (NEWS CENTER) - The New England Patriots lost arguably their best defensive player in Aqib Talib on the opening day of free agency. A day later, they replaced the all-pro with arguably the best cornerback in the NFL: Darrelle Revis.

Only hours after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to avoid paying him potentially $16 million this season, New England has reportedly agreed to terms with the seven-year veteran on a one-year, $12 million deal.

The 28-year old, whowas entering the second year of a six-year, $96 million deal he had signed with the Bucs, had 50 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles as he started all 16 games for Tampa Bay a year after he tearing his anterior cruciate ligament three weeks into the season with his previous team the New York Jets.

Revis has been named to five Pro Bowl and three All-Pro teams as well as being named AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.

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