Darrelle Revis announces retirement from NFL

Revis Island is no more.

Four All-Pro and seven-time Pro-Bowl defensive back Darrelle Revis announced his retirement.

Revis made it official with a statement on Twitter Wednesday morning which reminisced over his 11-year career and thanked former coaches, teammates and mentors.

“For the past 11 years, it has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world,” Revis wrote in part. “Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I wants dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League.

“The game of football has opened doors for me I once thought were nearly impossible to get through. My passion to playtime game at an elite level brought fun and excitement to the term ‘shutdown corner’ which was nearly on the verge of extinction. Covering some of the toughest assignments in league history was a challenge every Sunday, but also an honor within the game I love.”

The former New York Jets cornerback totaled 29 interceptions, three touchdowns, 140 deflected passes, 12 fumble recoveries and 411 tackles in his career. 

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