Chiefs rumors: Darrelle Revis not expected to play against Bills

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Darrelle Revis
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Darrelle Revis /

The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t expected to utilize Darrelle Revis against the Buffalo Bills per NFL analyst Ian Rapoport. He’ll debut next week instead.

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking forward to the impact and leadership that Darrelle Revis will bring to the team’s secondary. Unfortunately he arrived so late this holiday week that they’ll have to wait another seven days before they see exactly how things will work together—in Week 13.

Ian Rapoport says that it’s highly unlikely Chiefs Kingdom will see Revis in action on Sunday at Arrowhead when the Buffalo Bills visit town.

That’s bad news for an ailing secondary that has searched for a starter among every one of their in-house options opposite starting cornerback Marcus Peters.

Revis signed on Wednesday of this week in a surprise move that shocked everyone around the NFL. Fans and analysts alike approved the move for the Chiefs given their need at cornerback. Despite his age and last year’s lackluster performance, he should have enough in the tank, including as a veteran leader, to help the Chiefs young secondary.

Unfortunately by signing on Wednesday, he never had enough time in the playbook and with the team to suit up for certain on Sunday. If an injury happens, the Chiefs could certainly put him in, but for now Chiefs fans shouldn’t expect to see No. 24 for another week.

Revis will be rejoining Bob Sutton’s defense, his longtime defensive coordinator, in what should be a helpful match for all parties. The burden for Sunday will likely fall to Phillip Gaines, Terrance Mitchell or Kenneth Acker once again, the same trio that has rotated starts on the outside all year.