NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tim Tebow is in the house.
Though he’s not expected to stick around in 2013, Tebow arrived early on Monday — sometime between 6 and 6:30 a.m., according to Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger — for the Jets’ voluntary offseason workouts.
Tebow was well ahead of coach Rex Ryan, while Mark Sanchez rolled in after 7:30 a.m. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who missed most of last season with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot, has opted to continue his rehab at Ohio State, according to multiple reports.
The quarterback vowed he’d show up with a “great attitude” despite reports that New York will eventually pull the plug on Tebow Time. The Jets brought in David Garrard to challenge Sanchez for the starting job. Greg McElroy and Matt Simms are also on the roster.
“It’s nothing I can control, and like I’ve said ever since I was at Nease High School, I really try not to worry about what I can’t control,” Tebow said Friday. “Just try to have the best attitude, have the best effort, a great work ethic, and so far this offseason has been a lot of fun. Been my best yet.”
Tebow recently worked out with former Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde in Florida.
Meanwhile, reports of the Jets attempting to get rid of the 25-year-old persist. On Monday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweeted the team was “still trying to trade” Tebow. He’s expected to be released New York can’t find a trading partner.
Darrelle Revis missed Ryan’s team address at 8 a.m and showed up at approximately 2:20 p.m. The cornerback, who has been rehabbing from a torn ACL, met with his surgeon and had an MRI on Monday morning before making the trip to Florham Park, N.J.
“I’m all good,” Revis told the New York Daily News before his appointment at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Revis wanted to stay in Arizona to rehab. That changed when the Jets enforced a clause in his contract that said he’d give up $3 million in bonuses if he’s not in attendance for 80 percent of the team’s offseason workouts.
The 27-year-old has been the subject of hot and heavy trade speculation with the Jets reportedly unwilling to shell out a long-term deal. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are seemingly the only suitor for the NFL’s top cornerback, who will become a free agent after the season.
“There’s been a lot of talk,” Revis recently told NFL Network. “We’ll see what happens, if I’m there or if I’m not. But that’s the next step. That’s the next phase for me in my career, these next couple of weeks.”
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