Darrelle Revis: Holdout? That’s Up To Jets GM Tannenbaum
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been asked over and over again this offseason whether he’ll report to training camp on time.
Back in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pa., Revis gave a couple lines we’ve heard before — and something entirely new.
“I don’t know,” Revis told the Beaver County Times after a kids’ football clinic at Aliquippa High School. “That’s up to (general manager) Mike Tannenbaum. I really don’t know.”
The 26-year-old held out of training camp before his rookie year in 2007 and then again in 2010, when he was rewarded with what was characterized as a “Band-Aid” contract worth $46 million over four years. He has two years and $13.5 million remaining on that deal.
“I do talk to Mike Tannenbaum when I see him in the building,” Revis said. “But we don’t talk about contract issues. This will get resolved sooner or later.”
Whether he’s a no-show at the onset of training camp this July at SUNY Cortland remains to be seen, though Revis recently told the Newark Star-Ledger he’d like to retire with the Jets.
Widely regarded as the best cornerback in the NFL, the University of Pittsburgh alum recorded 52 tackles, four interceptions and a touchdown last season while playing all 16 games.
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