Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis failed to show up for the conditioning test and will be attending the Jets training camp with the rest of his teammates due to a contract dispute with the Jets.
Darrelle Revis, the best player on a defense that led the league in seven categories last season, is unhappy with his current contract with the Jets. Revis was to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal with the Jets – this being his fourth year. But Revis has made it very clear that he wants to be the league’s highest-paid cornerback. Nnamdi Asomugha of the Oakland Raiders currently holds that distinction, signing a three-year, $45.3 million extension last offseason. The Jets believe that the Raiders overpaid for Asomugha, who makes millions more than the next-highest-paid cornerback. This is why the Jets and Revis cannot come to an agreement.
Sources say Revis is willing to hold out indefinitely until he is offered a contract he is happy with.
Under league rules, Revis will be fined $16,000 each day that he is absent from training camp. If he fails to report by August 10, he will not accrue another season of experience, even if he ends up playing.
“We were hoping Darrelle wouldn’t have to go down this path,” Revis’ agent, Neil Schwartz, said. “He and his family were extremely deliberate in this decision making process.
“Darrelle Revis’ actions will speak louder than words,” Schwartz added. “And his absence will be deafening.”