NEW YORK (WFAN) – Darrelle Revis was back on the practice field Monday for team drills, as promised.
The Jets cornerback participated in individual drills at SUNY Cortland on Sunday but was held out of 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s with tightness in his right hamstring.
He was able to return to the team portion of practice Monday morning. Revis was clad in black with the rest of the defense as a reward from coach Rex Ryan for the unit’s dominating performance yesterday.
On Sunday, Revis said he felt “great” during his solo work and had no concerns about the hamstring. Despite the team’s cautious approach, he vowed to be “back next practice.”
“It’s really nothing,” Revis said. “It’s just a little tightness. We’re just trying to make sure we take care of it as best we can.”
Revis also insisted that the absence had “nothing to do” with his contract situation.
“I knew you were going to bring that up,” he told reporters. “Come on, now. No. It has nothing to do with that. I’m here. If I wasn’t going to be here, I would’ve held out. That’s not the case.”
The All-Pro cornerback put an end to the holdout speculation when he reported for camp Thursday. Revis, who has two years and $13.5 million remaining on his current four-year deal, hasn’t been shy about his desire for a new contract.
Revis signed what has been characterized as a “Band-Aid” deal after holding out of training camp in 2010.
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