CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) Three days of camp, and still no Darrelle Revis.
The New York Jets’ All-Pro cornerback missed a second day of practice Tuesday as he holds out while in a contract dispute with the team.
“Nothing really to report,” coach Rex Ryan said after the morning practice session.
The team said Monday that owner Woody Johnson told general manager Mike Tannenbaum to reach out to Revis’ agents to reiterate their willingness to talk. Johnson again offered to be a part of any future meeting.
Revis, due to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, wants to become the league’s highest-paid cornerback. He’s seeking a deal higher than the three-year, $45.3 million extension Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha signed last offseason.
Revis is being fined $16,523 for each day he misses, starting with when the Jets reported for camp Sunday.
The possibility that it could be a long holdout isn’t out of the question. Revis’ uncle, former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert, sat out the entire 1997 season in a contract dispute. Gilbert, whom Revis confides in, ended up getting traded from Washington to Carolina and got the big payday he sought.
“I know Darrelle is close with Sean,” Ryan said. “It’s who he’s being advised by – his agents and his family. That’s what you want to surround yourself with when you make a huge decision about your future. You bring your family in, your agents and things like that. That’s what you pay those guys to do, and you do what’s best for you.”
Until Revis shows up, the Jets continue to work on the field without him. Ryan added that the Jets’ goal to be the No. 1 defense is still in place – whether or not Revis is with them.
“We’re blunt-force trauma,” Ryan said. “We admit that if Darrelle’s not here, it’s going to be more difficult. That’s an obvious fact. You’re taking the best corner in the league out of your defense. But by no means does that mean we’re not going to still get it done. We will still get it done on defense.”
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