The Kansas City Chiefs need help for a beleaguered pass defense, and Darrelle Revis needed a job. The two got together on Wednesday, when the veteran cornerback signed a contract with the Chiefs. “The reason for me returning is the fire I have, the fuel I have to continue to play this game at a high level,” Revis said. “My role is to help win. Whatever is best for the team, whether my position is playing a few downs or playing in the slot, wherever Coach wants to play me and feels he can utilize me to help win.”

The Chiefs are 28th in passing yards allowed heading into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson have been the starting cornerbacks, but the Chiefs have struggled to find any consistency from their third cornerbacks. They’ve gone through a rotation of Phillip Gaines, Kenneth Acker and Terrance Mitchell in recent weeks, but none has been able to help stem the tide of big pass plays.

Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was on the Jets’ staff for Revis’ first six NFL seasons with New York from 2007-12. His familiarity with Sutton’s way of doing things is one reason Reid wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Revis playing on Sunday against the Bills. “Let’s just see where he’s at,” Reid said. “I told him the same thing. There’s no hurry. He’s a veteran guy. He looks like he’s in good shape. He’s been moving around, working out.”

Revis is 32 and had his worst NFL season with the Jets in 2016, something he acknowledged Wednesday. But the Chiefs expect Revis to play as well as he did earlier in his career, when he was one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks. Revis said the chance to play for an accomplished coach like Reid was a plus in signing with the Chiefs.

Peters, the Chiefs’ top cornerback, had two interceptions in a game against the Jets last season.

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