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Darrelle Revis signs with Chiefs; Jets will get a small amount of cap relief

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NFL: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Revis played with the Jets from 2007 through 2012 and then again from 2015 through 2016.

The Jets cut him during the offseason. His 2016 campaign was ugly as Revis’ play looked disinterested for stretches, and his deep speed seemed gone.

The reason we mention this signing isn’t because of Revis’ stature within Jets history. It actually will affect the Jets salary cap situation positively, albeit probably in a miniscule way.

The contract Revis signed with the Jets in March 2015 included a $6 million guarantee in 2017. The Jets are paying Revis $6 million this year to not play for them. The deal does include offsets, which means the Jets get back whatever money Revis receives from another team, and that money gets added to the Jets’ salary cap space.

We probably are talking about nickels and dimes assuming Revis signed a minimum deal for six games with Kansas City, but every little bit helps.