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Darrelle Revis to return to Jets, who also add cornerback Buster Skrine

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis warms up prior to

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis warms up prior to a 2010 game against the Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Dec. 19, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

Revis Island is coming home.

Given the chance to return to the Patriots, with whom he won the Super Bowl in February, the shutdown corner chose another option: to return to the Jets.

His agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, announced via Twitter that Revis has agreed to terms with the team that drafted him 14th overall in 2007.

According to a source, it's a five-year, $70-million deal that includes $39 million guaranteed. Revis will earn $48 million in the first three years of his contract.

"I want to thank the Pats and Pats Nation for an unbelievable year. NEW YORK I'm coming home. #revisisland #jetnation'' Revis tweeted Tuesday night.

Now new coach Todd Bowles has a star who can elevate his defense.

Despite years of acrimony between Revis' camp and the Jets over contract negotiations, bringing back Revis was the top priority for owner Woody Johnson and new general manager Mike Maccagnan. It was a costly decision, of course.

The Jets and Patriots were the top bidders for Revis.

After declining to pick up Revis' $20-million option for the upcoming season, the Patriots had roughly 24 hours to reach an agreement on a new contract. But that never happened, and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Revis became a free agent. That paved the way for the Jets, who were sitting on plenty of cash, to enter the Revis sweepstakes.

Revis played his first six seasons with the Jets before being traded to the Bucs in April 2013. The Jets always were the team he didn't want to leave, but the Patriots remained his best chance of winning another ring.

But in the end, Revis returned.

Earlier in the day, former Browns cornerback Buster Skrine agreed to a four-year, $25-million deal with the Jets that includes $13 million guaranteed, according to a source.

Long Island-based agents Jared Fox and Alan Herman negotiated the deal for Skrine, who spent his first four seasons in Cleveland. The 5-9 Skrine (pronounced "Screen'') had four interceptions in 2014 but also committed 11 penalties.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie also drew interest from the Jets, who, according to a source, offered him from $5.5 million to $6 million a season. The Cowboys and Cardinals also are showing interest in him. But it's unlikely that the Jets will reunite with Cromartie after signing Revis and Skrine.

Having addressed their cornerback needs, the Jets also are in the market for safeties. According to a source, former Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist visited them from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

The Jets also solidified themselves at running back Tuesday when Bilal Powell confirmed to Newsday he has agreed to re-sign. The team also made the trade for receiver Brandon Marshall official and announced the anticipated release of receiver Percy Harvin.

Former Jets general manager John Idzik labeled the acquisition of Harvin in exchange for a sixth-round pick "a potential coup.'' But the Oct. 18 trade made little impact on the reeling Jets, who were 1-6 before Harvin joined the club.

Per the terms of their trade agreement with Seattle, the Jets would have had to send a fourth-round pick to the Seahawks if Harvin remained on the Jets' roster after March 19. His release saves the Jets $10.5 million in salary-cap space and ensures that they will have to part with only a sixth-rounder.

Maccagnan did, however, leave the door open for a possible return as long as Harvin and the Jets find "an arrangement that works for both sides.''

Harvin, who is expected to generate a lot of interest around the league, reportedly plans to visit Rex Ryan's Bills first.

As for Marshall, the Jets will send a fifth-round pick to the Bears and get the receiver and a Bears seventh-round pick.

"Being able to be in New York with coach Bowles, I thought, was an amazing opportunity and one that I thought I couldn't pass up,'' Marshall told the Jets' website Tuesday .

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