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Darrelle Revis cannot be franchise tagged by Patriots

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The New England Patriots officially unveiled the signing of Darrelle Revis today.

But questions have immediately been raised about the cornerback's long term future in New England after a clause in his contract was revealed.

As reported by Fox Sports, Revis' deal with the Patriots included a clause stating that the player cannot be designated the organization's franchise or transition player next season.

There is an option for the Patriots to extend Revis' stay by picking up a $20 million option in 2015 - but with such a large sum required this seems highly unlikely.

The revelation has led to some speculating that the former Tampa Bay man could hit free agency again next year although of course the two sides could thrash out a long term deal next March should they both see fit.

Revis' representatives, it seems, were keen to put in place the clause as without it it is believed the Patriots would have been able to franchise tag the five-time Pro Bowler for a rate of 120% on his current deal.

He is set to earn $12 million in 2014.

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