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Tuesday is the next key date for the Revis holdout

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis didn’t flinch a week ago, when his decision to boycott the launch of training camp stripped the guarantees from $20 million that he’s due to earn in 2011 and 2012 combined. 

The next question is whether he’ll flinch on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the labor agreement, Revis will forfeit a year of service toward free agency, if he fails to report for training camp at least 30 days before the start of the regular season.  With the 2010 regular season beginning on September 9, it means that Revis must show up on or before August 10 or lose a year of service.

The rule, which applies only to players under contract, means that, if Revis doesn’t show by Tuesday, he’ll finish 2010 with the three years of service that he already has earned.

But it’s unlikely that Revis will show up without a new contract; Revis’ motivation flows in large part from his desire to nail down a second contract with the kind of truly guaranteed money that will set him up for life.  (And, as we’re learning more and more all the time, the only truly guaranteed money is a signing bonus.)  Unless the two sides can bridge their differences in 48 hours, Revis will have to decide whether he wants to give up a year of service toward free agency.

Then again, the fact that he’s under contract for three more years makes his years of service less important.  A guy doesn’t become a free agent until his contract expires; even if Revis holds out until Week 10 of the 2010 regular season, he’ll be on track to have five years of service once his six-year contract ends.

Our guess?  If a deal isn’t reached by Tuesday, Revis will continue to stay away.

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  1. cheeseweasel says: Aug 8, 2010 12:49 PM

    No Superbowl for you, Jets fans…

  2. Juan says: Aug 8, 2010 12:51 PM

    What if he comes in on Monday and Tuesday, and then doesn’t show up again after Wednesday?

  3. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 8, 2010 12:59 PM

    I hope Woody doesn’t cave to this greedy a-hole.
    Jets should stick to their guns and make MEvis sit out the year, and if there is a lockout/strike next season he will really be hurting.
    Start taking a stand owners or the NFL will turn into what the NBA is…….. a subpar product run by WAYYYYY overpaid punks.

  4. MrHumble says: Aug 8, 2010 1:00 PM

    I bet Jets mgmt is really thanking Rex for bragging Revis up!!!! LMAO

  5. Dryheave says: Aug 8, 2010 1:03 PM

    When it comes to money the Jets are tighter than a ducks ass…….and that’s WATER TIGHT!

  6. Santonio'sBluntWrap says: Aug 8, 2010 1:05 PM

    It’s so funny how the Jokers fans all come out in full force to talk about how badass their CB is, and then when he holds out, all of a sudden he isn’t that important. HAHAHAHAA
    The implosion didn’t even MAKE IT to training camp. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  7. HornedHelmet says: Aug 8, 2010 1:11 PM

    Asomugha is the best corner in football. This guy had one great season, and people still throw at it. He got burned by Ted Ginn LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  8. OJPimpson says: Aug 8, 2010 1:16 PM

    Haha jets suck

  9. mrzazz41387 says: Aug 8, 2010 1:23 PM

    What the Jets should do is make an example of Revis, and let him hold out for as long as he wants. Then come next year, offer him less, and if he wants a trade, don’t give it to him. Let him waist away his career in contract disputes. The Jets have him for 3 more years. They can let him rot.

  10. Cushing Will Kill You says: Aug 8, 2010 1:24 PM


  11. quadya says: Aug 8, 2010 1:36 PM

    thats true..he did get burned by Ted Ginn…hahahaa! great game
    go phins

  12. blahblahblah says: Aug 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    I love the part of the story says a contract that will set him for life, like a couple million isnt enough to live off of, apparently you need 20 million to retire. Its like that line from the replacements “You know how much insurance cost for a ferrari explectitive.” Pro Sports needs a makeover.

  13. theJets2010 says: Aug 8, 2010 1:43 PM

    asomugha doesnt change sides on the field to cover the best CB all the time when Revis does. they can put the top 3 WR on the other side of asomugha and he wont flinch and im pretty sure any of these people talking trash on this thing can cover a 4th WR

  14. Kevin C says: Aug 8, 2010 1:45 PM

    What the f*ck is the point of a contract? These greedy bastards hold out for a contract, get a big contract, then hold out again a couple years later. The Jets need to set an example. HONOR YOUR CONTRACT YOU A-HOLE! He will come back when the money, jewelry, cars, Cristal, and women are gone.

  15. ravens suck says: Aug 8, 2010 1:46 PM

    onlymyopinionmatters: You hit the nail on the head..very true
    HornedHelmet: One great season? He has been good from rookie season..You must be smoking Nnamdi rock..

  16. AbeFreshly says: Aug 8, 2010 1:53 PM

    Why is Florio always brown-nosing the players?
    In the first paragraph, Florio writes: “…guarantees from $20 million that Revis is due to earn in 2011 and 2012 combined.”
    A few sentences later: “Revis’ motivation flows in large part from his desire to nail down a second contract with the kind of truly guaranteed money that will set him up for life.”
    As if $20M over 2 years is not enough money to set Revis up for life. How much ugly bling does a professional football player need in order to feel fulfilled when he’s carousing in da clubs?
    The guy had ONE good season, & has 3 more years to go on his contract. But, with Rex Ryan, Florio, & PFT chiming in to fuel the fire, Revis will end up with some outrageous amount of cash, then promptly get injured because he missed camp. Or WORSE, he’ll pull a JaMarcus!

  17. nrsv says: Aug 8, 2010 2:00 PM

    It’s just a matter of when they sign revis, not if.
    And when he does sign you know he’ll be in shape and ready to play…. Very few players work as hard as he does.

  18. Doggin94it says: Aug 8, 2010 2:08 PM

    You may want to re-think whether that year of service time means anything.
    Remember, Revis has the option of buying out his contract at the end of this season – which, if he exercised it, would make him a free agent. The Jets would then be prohibited from franchising him, but could buy back the last two years of his deal at 15-20M (year 1 at ~5M, and year 2 at 11-15M, depending on certain performance targets).
    The problem for Revis?
    If he sits out past August 10, then after exercising his buyout, he’ll be a FA with only 3 years of service time.
    And that will mean the Jets will neither need to franchise him nor exercise the buy back to retain his rights – they’ll be able to simply control him as an Exclusive Rights Free Agent, or, at worst, as a Restricted Free Agent (if the new CBA grants RFA status to players with only 3 years of service time; I think you’ll agree there’s 0 likelihood 3 year players will get UFA status).
    So that year of service time has very real, very immediate consequences for Darrelle. If he loses it, then he’ll either be buying out his contract for the right to be low-tendered by the Jets and be in the same position he is today, or he’ll choose not to buy out his deal and be stuck with the even lower year-5 and 6 salaries in his base deal (doubt he does that).
    Bottom line, if he doesn’t show up by 8/10, his starting point for negotiations goes from “you owe me $21M over the next 3 years” to “you owe me $2M over the next 2 years”
    That’s a lot of cash – and leverage – to give up. Whether you think he stays out or not – and I think he shows up 8/10 – that date has real meaning in these negotiations.

  19. robert ethen says: Aug 8, 2010 2:23 PM

    No man is an island. Except Darrelle.

  20. MrHumble says: Aug 8, 2010 2:25 PM

    Contracts are contracts……there isn’t a single damn player who would give back any money on a big contract if he had a bad year…….look no further than jamarcus russell….albert haynesworth. even andre johnson who was gushing like a newborn baby with his new big contract….how much you wanna bet he is back asking for more before this extension runs out. he claimed “this new contract will ensure that i remain a texan for life”, LMAO…….chris johnson just got some more money and he’s already working the new contract angle for next year. A contract is a contract….honor it or sit the hell out.

  21. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 8, 2010 2:34 PM

    @Santonios Blunt Wrap
    Obviously, you failed english as a kid. We don’t talk about how he is not important to the team, he obviously is. What your referencing is fans speculating that we could do just as well without him, a view that I do not share. As far as the “implosion” goes, are you serious? A holdout is far from an implosion. I never really expected you to say anything intelligent, seeing as you fail to grasp basic grammar and punctuation.
    He’s had a good career so far, he’s just never done what he did last year, and I’m not so sure Ginn burnt him. He looked like he was in zone and was expecting Rhodes (I think) to give him help over the top. He did take the blame for it though, so I’m not going to make an excuse for him but he can get burned by one awful receiver if he shuts down every top-flight receiver he meets, which he did.

  22. TheSleepness says: Aug 8, 2010 2:39 PM

    the reason these athletes make their money is simple..they are the best in the world @ what they do..meanwhile the rest of us..the ones who aren’t too good @ anything get to talk on here..ahh love it

  23. 305phinphan says: Aug 8, 2010 4:48 PM

    Hurry up and pay the man $20 million a year and handcuff that pathetic franchise for the next several years!

  24. SomeFans says: Aug 8, 2010 6:06 PM

    oh, the sad little wets, wets, wets….. they just don’t get it. So insecure and delusional… will they ever learn?
    2010= 5-11

  25. NCFinFan says: Aug 8, 2010 6:48 PM

    @ NYJALLFINGDAY says: As far as the “implosion” goes, are you serious? A holdout is far from an implosion. I never really expected you to say anything intelligent, seeing as you fail to grasp basic grammar and punctuation.
    Number one quit being the English teacher and grading the post.
    Second this is not a simple hold out between Revis and the front office as you portray it to be, this is about principal between Revis and Woody Johnson. Billionaires don’t like getting pushed around by players “acting” like punks (which Revis is). This is a uncapped year.and Mr Johnson has plenty of money and if he was going to give in he would NOT have gone on camera and said Revis was asking for to much of HIS money (politely in so many words).As for Revis he is either getting bad advice (Gilbert) or not understanding the magnitude of the situation or both.This is going to get worse before it gets better,so weather or not you think its an implosion now, it is defiantly going to be one as I don’t see either side giving in.Revis can only lose because come game time they will play WITHOUT him and he will have left $20 million guaranteed on the table.
    Obviously by my screen name I’m a dolphin fan.and hope it does get worse and you lose games and you (all Jet fans) feel the same about the Dolphins and that’s OK.I feel our teams are prety equal, Both have young QB and very good yong OL. I think our offence is better than yours and your defence is better than ours and we will see how much the off seasons move closes the gaps when we play.
    Point is I don’t think Jet fans are admitting how grave this situation is for your team. Rex needs to stop talking about Revis because the only way this gets resolved is if Revis comes to his sense and realizes he is not going to win this, and he wont do that as long as Rex keeps talking him up.

  26. FinFan68 says: Aug 8, 2010 6:50 PM

    He held out and signed a very good initial contract. He is paid well for what he does. He wants more money than Nnamdi because it is somehow”disrespectful” to him to not be the highest paid CB. Not saying he is a thug, but that is the mentality he is using. His logic is flawed and if he would have waited until next year to negotiate he would have been much better off. Last year was a product of Ryan’s system. Any decent CB (and the Jets have a few of those) will do well in that style of defense. Revis is very good but in another system he would play like he did 2yrs ago vs last year. Some say he is a “me first” kind of guy…”me only” seems more accurate. The Jets will be ok without him…and he is about to lose some big $ as long as they dont cave

  27. MistrezzRachael says: Aug 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    The last truly GREAT corner the NFL has seen…is Mike Haynes.
    Others, like Woodson, are very very good.
    Revis is NOT there yet…he’s a product of atypical ny jet hype & talk…Yes, he can cover w/a safety behind, just like samuel could..Yes he gambles well..
    BUT, the guy cannot tackle to save his life…4 whiffs in AFC Champ game alone.
    So, include Revis in the very good category….but not the best, not an alltime great, and not a franchise..
    please jet fans..take another sedative.

  28. NYJets76 says: Aug 8, 2010 8:51 PM

    Look I love what Revis brings to the table as a player, but it’s high time that NFL owners take a hard stance on contract hold outs. Darrelle you signed a contract, you can either fufill your obligation to the Jets or I hear ShopRite is highering.
    As a public servant I am not allowed by law to hold out, strike, or not show up for work if my contract is not renegotiated, heck my contract expired 2 years & 8 months ago, & my options are to wait while an arbitrator decides what my new contract will be or I can quit my job altogether & take a job at ShopRite.
    I’m not saying that the MLB’s contracts are the greatest in the world but you never see a baseball player hold out mid contract.
    Hopefully the new CBA will call for more garunteed money but also stict slotting & a zero renegotiation policy mid deal.
    Until then once again Mr. Revis you signed a contract that makes you the property of the NY Jets for at least one more season, possibly 3 more seasons. Live up to your contract or go to Walmart & ask if they’ve got any openings.

  29. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 8, 2010 11:38 PM

    I still don’t understand why every team in the league can get high-priced contracts done, but the SuperBowl bound jests can’t. Please…..someone explain this to me.

  30. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 8, 2010 11:43 PM

    Wouldn’t you find it quite bothersome for some monkey to come on the page and take a dump on your team, spitting out the same, old, untrue repertoire? I thought so.
    And no, this is a holdout which is a PR nightmare for the Jets F/O and it certainly shouldn’t be. Revis is still under contract and while he does deserve more cash, he doesn’t deserve Nnamdi money because quite frankly, Nnamdi doesn’t deserve it either. The Asomugha deal is an anomaly, he is very much overpaid. Yes, it is an uncapped year, but the new CBA is very murky, and teams can’t just sign everybody in the world, because when the cap comes back, the teams would be over the cap. Tannenbaum said he wanted to give Revis more money, and the Jets have offered him plenty of it, but Revis is refusing to take anything even a cent less than what Nnamdi is getting. Revis is being a punk. Like I said, he deserves more money, but in the meantime, get to camp and practice with the team, like David Harris and Nick Mangold, who are also unhappy with their contracts.
    I think our offense is a smidge better than yours, and our defense is without a doubt better. I agree with you about Sanchez and Henne being equals, but our WR/TE Corps are a bit better, our O-Line is better, but for the time being you have a better QB and possibly better runners. Of course, this means nothing because the 2009 Jets squad was better too but we still lost. I’m trying to be as non-biased as possible, but that is my true belief.
    I don’t think this is exactly grave, but Revis is VERY important to our defense, but we could still manage without him. Rex Ryan defenses fared well without a CB of the caliber that Revis is. This has nothing to do with Rex though. Revis has the idea in his head, and even if Rex kept quiet, which will never happen, the damage is done, and sportscasters talked up Revis anyway. Rex is just siding with his players, which I like a whole lot. Right or wrong, it’s a good strategy for the coach.
    Thank you for being civil, you’re a rare breed of Dolphin fan.

  31. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 8, 2010 11:44 PM

    Why do you idiotic jests fans keep saying he is guaranteed $20 mil over the next two seasons? You really think if he got injured the jests would still pay him? You think Revis’ lawyers are better than the jests lawyers? Is that money really guaranteed to him?

  32. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 9, 2010 1:42 AM

    We’re slightly less injury prone than the Dolphins, because we actually know how to play.

  33. monropoobah says: Aug 9, 2010 3:59 AM

    you sound very knowledgeable. made my brain hurt.

  34. monropoobah says: Aug 9, 2010 4:06 AM

    SomeFans says:
    August 8, 2010 6:06 PM
    oh, the sad little wets, wets, wets….. they just don’t get it. So insecure and delusional… will they ever
    i guess a post like this shows how it feels to you when a few ‘out there’ ‘jests’ fans put down your team. i feel bad for you. i wish i could control and therefore stop them for you but i can’t. do you think acting petty and small will help?

  35. BKjetsfan101 says: Aug 9, 2010 4:49 AM

    oh god could we get koamisidouch kicked off the site. no one even bothers responding to him anymore and he just annoys everyone including fellow dolfans

  36. Don says: Aug 9, 2010 8:30 AM

    Yeah, he will have 5 years of service when his six year deal ends but you forget to mention his six year deal won’t end until after 7 years if he isn’t in camp tomorrow. I thought Revis had at least a little brains but obviously if he is listening to Gilbert he does not. Hasn’t anybody told him the Jets own him for at least the next three years and maybe the next four. Don’t show up now and he gets the same 1 mil next year. After that the Jets can buy back the next year for 5. Then the next year for 15. He can sit out for the next four years and then sign for the league minimum when he is old, fat and at the end of his career. Brilliant!!!

  37. NCFinFan says: Aug 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    Wouldn’t you find it quite bothersome for some monkey to come on the page and take a dump on your team, spitting out the same, old, untrue repertoire? I thought so.
    Why the name calling? You need to quit that too, not for me but for yourself. You lose credibility and you have good points. By the way I didn’t say anything bad about your team, as you acknowledged in your last line, you started out pissed and came to your sense by the end. Also you comment on Dolphin post all the time, most likely for the same reasons I do, we are in the same division and when we play it is always a good game no matter our records.That said lets move on.
    As for your last post, I also think you will do fine without Revis as I think its more Rex’s defence that it is Revis. That is one of the things I’m most excited about the Dolphins this year is the arrival of Mike Nolen, Ryans DC in Baltimore, they play the same attracting defence. What Ryan did in one year with your defence and Nolen did in Denver last year (28th to 6th I believe) as he implements THERE defence in Miami, they both proved its the system. Its like full court press football.
    Jets vs Dolphins (rebuttal to your last post)
    QB: slight edge Dolphins
    RB: Dolphins easy
    WR: last year Jets, this year Dolphins, you have NO ONE close to Marshal, he is top 3 in the NFL, him filling the #1 WR spots allows Camareo/Hartline to play the #2 and Bess the slot as that is what they are. Edwards & Holms are good, but they are NOT Marshal.
    TE: Jets
    OL:Long 2 for 2 in Pro Bowls, Fergi excellent, Mangold better interiour and Cary better than Woody, I think we are a little better but close enough to call in even.
    Offensive edge: Dolphins
    Defence: Jets
    I think with addition of Dansby & Nolen, return of Will Allen, cancer Porter gone and the rookie CB’s in their second year 1st round DL I think we can close the gap.
    Taylor will be great for your locker room and good for you on the field.
    I want to address this quote from your last post:
    “Of course, this means nothing because the 2009 Jets squad was better too but we still lost” You cant say you where better than Miami, you can say you got farther in the playoffs. The schedule worked out well for you down the stretch, I DON’T hold that against you because you played the team that was on the field that night. You got in the playoffs and had 2 nice wins on the road, well done. But what you CANT say is you where better than the Dolphins last year We play 2 times head to head and you LOST BOTH GAMES. I know you hate to admit it, as I hate to lose to the Jets just as much as you hate to lose to the Dolphins, but the Dolphins where better last year than the Jets.

  38. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 9, 2010 10:28 AM

    BKjetsfan101 says:
    August 9, 2010 4:49 AM
    oh god could we get koamisidouch kicked off the site. no one even bothers responding to him anymore and he just annoys everyone including fellow dolfans
    Funny, but I can’t find any responses to your posts. Well, except where I’m laughing at you. But then, who isn’t?

  39. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 9, 2010 10:29 AM

    August 9, 2010 1:42 AM
    We’re slightly less injury prone than the Dolphins, because we actually know how to play.
    Yeah, Kris Jenkins and Shonn Greene said the same thing. But really I know this was just a joke.

  40. nyjets01 says: Aug 9, 2010 12:53 PM

    Revis we like our team more then we like you. Where were you at the last 2 years? All of a sudden you want to be the highest paid CB… what happens if you get killed in an accident you think the jets wont ever win. Im sure we can do just fine with out you look at the saints doesnt look like they have a revis of thier own but still got to the superbowl. Revis needs to quit whinning about being paid look at payton manning he is arguably the best QB in the league and he doesnt whine about his contract or how much he is getting paid. When i show up to work i get paid. you want to get paid without going to work.

  41. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 9, 2010 1:47 PM

    This is from Rich Cimini (
    In other news, outside linebacker Jason Taylor left practice with what Ryan described as a “slight” groin pull. Wide receiver Braylon Edwards (sore knee) also was limited.
    Are these injuries because they “actually know how to play”?

  42. theJets2010 says: Aug 9, 2010 8:04 PM

    ur an idiot if u think the fins have better WR and OL than jets. jets WR depth is amazing and OL could all make the pro bowl

  43. NCFinFan says: Aug 10, 2010 2:30 AM

    theJets2010 says:
    August 9, 2010 8:04 PM
    ur an idiot if u think the fins have better WR and OL than jets. jets WR depth is amazing and OL could all make the pro bowl
    I gave the edge to Dolphins because I said you have NO ONE close to Marshal and you say you have depth? we have depth, Who do you have better than Marshal?
    I called the OL even?
    Untill you tell me who is better than Marshal you are the idiot!

  44. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 10, 2010 8:11 AM

    You can’t reason with a jests fan. They think their waterboy is better than any waterboy in the entire league. Same with every position on the teams. And if you don’t agree with them, they start calling you names. We all just laugh at them.

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