Jets will release Darrelle Revis

The New York Jets will release cornerback Darrelle Revis, the team announced Tuesday.

Revis faces two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count of robbery, one felony count of conspiracy and one misdemeanor of terroristic threats, stemming from a February 16 incident in Pittsburgh. Two men alleged Revis knocked them unconscious after entering a verbal dispute.

The cornerback faces a preliminary hearing on March 15.

"Darrelle Revis is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Jets uniform," Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a statement via the team's official website. "His combination of talent, preparation and instincts is rare and helped him become one of the most dominant players of his generation. I appreciate Darrelle’s contributions to this organization and, wherever his career takes him, his home will always be here with the Jets."

Revis was named to seven Pro Bowls over the course of his career, but his play dramatically tailed off in 2016. Among all eligible cornerbacks, Revis graded out as the 66th-best player at his position in 201, according to Pro Football Focus.

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