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Jets to Revis: Attend workouts, or lose $3M bonuses, per report
Darrelle Revis' current contract – signed in 2010 following a well-publicized training-camp holdout – contains language that requires him to attend the Jets’ voluntary workouts, according to ESPNNewYork.com. And if Revis doesn’t participate in “80 percent” of the workouts, he’ll surrender a $1 million roster bonus (which was activated in March, but has not yet been paid out), a $1 million workout bonus, and a $1 million reporting bonus at the start of training camp.
But the All-Pro corner would prefer to remain in Arizona where he currently is rehabbing from knee surgery with the help of a personal trainer, according to the report.
Rumors of a potential trade involving Revis have been swirling since John Idzik’s first day as general manager. And neither Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson has tried to temper the speculation. Instead, the Jets – a team that had significant cap constraints at the start of free agency – made it clear they are always willing to listen to trade offers involving any player.
The assumption is Revis will end up in Tampa Bay, most likely with a trade coming the week of the April 25th NFL draft. But in the meantime, Revis is still a Jet – and his team wants him to report to their facility on April 15th.
Revis’ renegotiated contract – a four-year, $46-million deal – contains a clause that requires him to attend “all offseason activities – even non-mandatory workouts,” according to ESPNNewYork.com.