Jets open wallet, sign Revis to top money

Darrelle Revis has signed a four-year deal with the New York Jets, officially marking his return to the team after a long holdout.

The Jets and Revis’ agents declined to announce financial terms of the deal, but it is reportedly worth at least $46 million, including $32 million guaranteed.

Revis said all along he wanted to be the highest-paid player at his position, something agent Jonathan Feinsod said the Jets cornerback would be — without releasing terms.


The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with T.J. Houshmandzadeh, upgrading their receiving corps. The team made room by trading wide receiver Mark Clayton to the St. Louis Rams for an undisclosed draft pick.

Houshmandzaheh, a 10-year veteran, was cut by Seattle last week. He signed with the Seahawks as a free agent before the 2009 season and had a team-high 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns.


Matt Leinart has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, according to agent Tom Condon. Leinart, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2006 draft, was cut by Arizona on Saturday.

He guided USC to two national championships and a third title game, but he couldn’t hold his job with the Cardinals, who followed veteran Kurt Warner to the Super Bowl in 2009.


Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tops a list of 14 players who begin the NFL season on suspension, including Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill. … San Francisco waived third-string QB Nate Davis and will go with Alex Smith and backup David Carr. … Tampa Bay claimed rookie running back LeGarrette Blount off waivers from Tennessee. … Offensive lineman Shawn Murphy, the son of former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy, was added to Carolina’s practice squad. … Wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, teammates with Cincinnati, will team up on a weekday talk show on Versus, a cable network.