Jets’ Darrelle Revis Won’t Rule Out Training Camp Holdout
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Here we go again?
Just under two years removed from his last ugly holdout, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis wouldn’t rule out skipping training camp again this offseason.
“I just don’t know,” he told reporters at a Big Brothers Big Sisters event in Manhattan. “I’m not saying I am going to hold out, I’m not saying I’m not going to hold out. Right now my focus is just being on the team. … I’m getting ready for the 2012-13 season. That’s all I can do.”
The 26-year-old held out for 35 days during training camp in 2010, and the much-publicized contract spat turned messy at times. The All-Pro signed a front-loaded four-year, $46 million deal just before the regular-season opener.
Revis earned $32.5 million in the first two seasons of that contract. He will take home $4.5 million in base salary plus bonuses in 2012, according to the New York Daily News.
“Right now, what I’m trying to do is just be a part of this team, work hard, and that’s all I can say,” said Revis. “My agent’s going to do the best for me and try to do what’s best for me. It’s my career, and I’m in control of what I can do. I know I’m under contract, and we’ll hash that out when the time comes.”
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum wouldn’t say much about the looming situation last week during a pre-draft conference call.
“Darrelle is under contract,” he said. “Darrelle is obviously a really important part of our team. We look forward to the 2012 season and hopefully accomplishing a lot of great things together.”
Revis’ current contract will run through 2016 — for a total of seven years — if he decides to hold out of training camp, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
“I know things have come out, and that’s that,” Revis said. “But if anything does happen in the future of me being here or whatever, I have two years left. So if it’s for my future to be here, then it is. If it’s not, for me to be somewhere else, then it is.”
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