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While the football world waits for news regarding the biggest names on the free agency market in Ndamukong Suh and DeMarco Murray, another top name has made his move.

New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has now confirmed his next landing spot and it is certainly within the AFC East.

Revis has been the target of many teams and was considered to be the top cornerback available on the free agency market.

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Attracting interest from three of the four AFC East teams, Revis could have remained with the Patriots, returned to his former team in the New York Jets or reunited with his former coach Rex Ryan with the Buffalo Bills.

There was outside interest from the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders but the Patriots and Jets were considered the front runners from the beginning.

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That prediction proved to be right as Revis' agent has taken to Twitter to confirm that they are just waiting for the paper work to come through before he is once again a Jets player.

The deal that Revis has signed with the Jets has made him the highest paid cornerback in the history of the league and is for five years which will give Revis $70 million - £39 million of which is guaranteed.

Revis will now return to the team he left in 2012 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the New England Patriots prior to last season.

The Jets have made two signings at cornerback today with Revis undoubtedly being the bigger name that they have brought in.

Former Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine was announced as the newest Jets player several hours ago but they have now added arguably the best corner in the league to their roster.

Revis earned $28 million and a Super Bowl ring in his time with New England but he has now made the move across the AFC East.

The one to watch

The AFC East has certainly been the most active division in free agency this year and as a result, it is already shaping up to be the division to watch next year.

The Jets and Bills have improved drastically with men like LeSean McCoy, Revis and Matt Cassell being added to the mix.

The Miami Dolphins are still expected to sign Ndamukong Suh whilst the Patriots are yet to make any real significant off-season movement other than re-signing Devin McCourty.

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