The Chiefs announced on Wednesday it has signed free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis, a seven-time Pro Bowler that has been a free agent since March 1 when he was cut by the New York Jets in a salary dump.
The Chiefs, who have lost four of their last five games, have struggled mightily against the pass this season, allowing 253.8 yards per game (ranked 28th in the league). "[Revis] has experience and familiarity with [defensive coordinator] Bob Sutton's defense, he's a team guy, and we feel like a player of his caliber can help our football team".More news: Cops: Victim stabbed over 100 times, decapitated in brutal MS-13 killing
Revis, 32, had been out of work since the Jets released him after last season.
"He is really awesome - I love the way he plays", Revis said, via the Kansas City Star. He tallied 485 total tackles along with 2.0 sacks, 137 passes defensed, 29 interceptions, six forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries.
The Chiefs have relied on young players already in house throughout this season in the hopes that someone would step up and lock down the role opposite Peters. He then played one year each for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots, with whom he won a Super Bowl, before returning to the Jets in 2015.