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Revis is here today, but won't make any promises for training camp
Darrelle Revis was at the Jets’ training facility today taking part in the offseason workouts. That’s the good sign. The bad sign? That he would not commit to being in Cortland for the start of training camp in July under his current contract.
“I can’t sit here and answer that question,” Revis said when asked if he will hold out, as he did before the 2010 season. “Right now I’m here and I’m getting prepared for the 2012-13 season. Right now I’m not even thinking about contract situations. Everybody knows the situation, they know the deal, and moving forward whatever happens happens. I can’t sit here and say I’m going to hold out or not. That’s not my decision. As of right now I’m here, I’m working, I’m trying to get ready for this season. We had a disgusting season last year, so we’re trying to get prepared.”
Revis did have some conflicting thoughts about his current deal, a four-year contract that he signed two years ago.
Asked if the contract is compensating him fairly he said: “Yeah. At the time, yes. I signed it two years ago.”
Asked if he thinks he has outperformed that contract he said: “I don’t need to say that. It speaks for itself. I don’t need to sit here and bring any distraction to this team.”
Asked if he is happy with the current contract, he said: “Yeah, I’m cool.”
If he was so cool, of course, he’d say he wasn’t going to hold out. That guarantee did not come from him.
Revis did say he was unaware if there have been any discussions about his contract between his agents and the Jets.
“I look at stuff in a broader picture,” he said. “If you work hard and you play well on the field, not even just me, players should get compensated for their play out on the field. That’s the general way I look at it. When that time comes then we’ll handle it with my representatives and Mr. Tannenbaum.”
Revis was asked about a “poison pill” in his contract that could prevent him from holding out.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I have to talk to my representatives and see what’s going on. But let’s quit talking about the holding out or the holding in. I’m here. I got two more years on my contract and that’s what it is right now.”