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No decision has been made on Revis holdout

NFL_revis6.jpgConflicting reports recently have emerged regarding the question of whether Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will hold out of training camp in the wake of a contract given to left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson that initially looked to be pretty, pretty good (thanks to the info leaked by his agent) to pretty, pretty mediocre.

A source close to Revis tells us unequivocally that no decision has been made.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News recently reported that Revis is “fully prepared” to hold out beyond August 10, the day on which he would forfeit a year’s credit toward free agency.  And while Revis may indeed be “fully prepared” to hold out, no decision has been made.

Mike Lombardi of NFL Network reported on Friday night that Revis will show up on Day One of camp, due to the fact that a holdout (as we pointed out several weeks ago) would result in $20 million in guaranteed money that Revis is due to earn in 2011 and 2012 becoming not guaranteed.

Said the source close to Revis, “I don’t know where Lombardi got that.  No decision has been made.”

Moreover, Revis continues to have a possible ace in the hole.  As we explained last month, some league insiders believe that, after Revis elects to pull the plug after the fourth season of his current deal (which his rookie contract gives him the right to do), the Jets will attempt to buy back the final two years at base salaries of $5 million in 2011 and $15 million in 2012 — and the league will find that the effort violates the 30-percent rule.

It’s still unclear why the Revis contract initially was approved if the last two years will be deemed to run afoul of the 30-percent rule.  But if the NFL ultimately scuttles years five and six, Revis would become a free agent, and it’s possible that the precise language of his contract prevents not only the use of the franchise tag (it does) but also the use of one of the restricted free agency tenders (it’s unclear whether it does).

Meanwhile, regardless of how this all turns out, Revis has yet to determine his next move.  Given that his uncle, Sean Gilbert, once sat out for an entire season, it’s impossible to rule out a holdout at this point.

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14 Responses to “No decision has been made on Revis holdout”
  1. LostSok says: Jul 10, 2010 8:52 PM

    I hope the Jets lose him. Granted, Kyle Wilson may turn out to be even better, but with Cromartie–the most overrated DB in football–they’ll still have a hole. I worry that Coach Fattie might actually figure out Revis and Wilson would be the best DB tandem in a decade and sit Cromartie. That would cost opposing teams doubt-digits TDs on the season.

  2. tprranc says: Jul 10, 2010 8:54 PM

    Nobody is worth 20 Million to play Football,Unless is would be Superman,Although some think they are he,All the Money goes to their head,and end getting caught with Drugs, Stereotyping,Maybe,But its not the first time,won’t be the LAST

  3. aec4 says: Jul 10, 2010 9:06 PM

    Contract will be grandfathered in.

  4. onlymyopinionmatters says: Jul 10, 2010 9:26 PM

    Revis, Revis, Revis.
    So tired of hearing about this guy. Please save all the hype and wondering for the king……………….Mr. Favre!
    Anyway, Jets fans are going to be very very disappointed this season. The media has annointed the Jets as Super Bowl contenders and their fans are gulping the KoolAid. This team has too many “me first” players and just watch how they never come together as a unit and in house bickering begins when the losses mount.
    I’m telling you, don’t put too much stock into last year. Total fluke, and they should not even have made the playoffs to begin with.

  5. JetsAreAJoke says: Jul 10, 2010 10:10 PM

    Every single day the jests prove to be dumber and dumber. Hey, just like their Kool-Aid drinking fans!!!!!

  6. SomeFans says: Jul 10, 2010 11:00 PM

    pretty pretty mediocre… that pretty much sums up the jests/

  7. mtrjets says: Jul 10, 2010 11:47 PM

    See Ya in the Superbowl hater biotches……

  8. robert ethen says: Jul 11, 2010 12:07 AM

    I didn’t know much about Revis until I googled him. Now I know he’s really ugly.

  9. afiresnake says: Jul 11, 2010 3:38 AM

    Regarding the 30 percent rule … I guess when Revis signed the deal, the owners had yet to pull the plug on the current cba – which was initially slated to expire after 2012. So, strange indeed, since the 30 percent rule would still have applied to 2011 and 2012 when he signed that deal.

  10. GreenAsGrass says: Jul 11, 2010 6:58 AM

    keep kidding yourselves that the Jets are not a very good team. You cannot use smoke and mirrors to have the best defense in NFL.
    and you have the feeling by drafting Kyle Wilson in 1st round that the Jets DB’s are going to be dominant for many years.

  11. monropoobah says: Jul 11, 2010 8:26 AM

    GreenAsGrass says:
    July 11, 2010 6:58 AM
    “keep kidding yourselves that the Jets are not a very good team. You cannot use smoke and mirrors to have the best defense in NFL. ”
    jets had the best defense according to a bunch of key stats; hope to see them actually BE the best this year after managing to shut down late game scoring drives. with the help of an improved pass rush and an IMPROVED defensive secondary!!, we should see just that. can’t wait! don’t know about the super bowl but we should be good enough to join the league’s best.
    i probably won’t take the time but wouldn’t it be fun to put up a quote from jestfan or jetsjoke every week? can’t wait. go jets!

  12. GreenAsGrass says: Jul 11, 2010 8:33 AM

    keep kidding yourselves that the Jets are not a very good team. You cannot use smoke and mirrors to have the best defense in NFL.
    and you have the feeling by drafting Kyle Wilson in 1st round that the Jets DB’s are going to be dominant for many years.

  13. TheSleepness says: Jul 11, 2010 12:00 PM

    Yawn here we go again….ok haters, pay attention this time…REVIS, MANGOLD, FERGUSON, HARRIS are going nowhere..i Understand the frustration and jealousy but I guess you’re gonna have to draft your own guys.
    I gurantee all will stay with the jets.

  14. Spiny Norman says: Jul 11, 2010 11:29 PM

    “A source close to Revis tells us unequivocally that no decision has been made.”
    Actually, I believe that a decision has been made: Butthead Revis will either play under his existing contract, or he will not be paid.
    The D’Brickashaw contract shows that the Jests are not totally Al Davis nutty. The players wearing Green Slime must play before they get their pot of gold. I give the franchise credit.
    I do not give Revis credit. Shut up and play, sonny. You haven’t earned your big mouth yet.

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