Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) and defensive end Rob Ninkovich (50) during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich calls Darrelle Revis the ‘best corner in the league’


New England Patriots’ fans are obviously excited about the acquisition of cornerback Darrelle Revis, but they may not be as excited as Patriots’ linebacker/defensive end Rob Ninkovich.

“We got the best corner in the league coming in,” Ninkovich told Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. “That’s always a good thing for a defensive end like myself, just give me a little bit more time [with tight coverage] and I’ll be happy to use that.”

Ninkovich believes the Patriots will now have one of the league’s elite defenses.

“You can do whatever you want with him,” he said. “You can put him on the best receiver, tight end, whoever, and say ‘Hey, go cover this guy and he can do it.’ Whenever you have a guy that talented, it’s always great as far as defensive schemes and stuff like that.”

Revis had 50 tackles and two interceptions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.

Ninkovich also praised the addition of former Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Brandon Browner and said that linebacker Jerod Mayo, who tore his pectoral muscle last season, is “looking good.”

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