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Darrelle Revis: I'm a better player than first Jets tour

As far as Darrelle Revis is concerned, he's like a fine wine: getting better with age.

The cornerback returned to the New York Jets, for whom he starred for his first six professional seasons before spending a year in Tampa and swinging through New England to pick up a Lombardi Trophy.

In his second stint with Gang Green, Revis believes he's a better player.

"You know what? I think I'm better than I was before, when I played earlier in my career," Revis said Tuesday at the Jets' voluntary veteran minicamp, per

"I think I'm more way more intelligent in the position. I had a great learning experience last year with (Patriots head coach) Bill (Belichick). He helped me in a lot of ways. I've seen the game a different way. But at the same time I think just the growth, of me growing as a player, and growing as a man has helped me tremendously. Now I'm a different type of player -- a better player -- than I was when I was younger."

While Revis might have lost a step with age and spent the past two seasons rounding back into form from a 2012 ACL tear, he still made Pro Bowls the past two years. The 29-year-old remains one of the top corners in the NFL and his new cerebral quality will keep him in that conversation.

Now that he's taken a trip around the NFL and gotten a taste of different defenses, Revis believes he's better equipped to handle the aging process. Given the money they are paying him, the Jets must believe it, too.

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