Darrelle Revis returned to Florham Park an even humbler man.

With an unshaven beard and unkempt hair, the Jets cornerback addressed the media at the team's practice facility for the first time since his holdout began Aug. 1. He first thanked his family and friends for their support, then he apologized to the fans.

“It was a long process," he said. "It was rough on me... I’m happy it’s over with. I can go play football now.”

Playing football was the only thing Revis said he ever wanted. Though he felt justified in his demand to be the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, the 35 days away from the playing field and his teammates took an undeniable toll. He told reporters each day of his five-week holdout was his "lowest point."

 “It was hurting me so bad not to be here because I didn’t know how my teammates were going to accept me when I came back,” he said.

“I want to be a Jet. I want to be here. I don't want to go to any other organization."

Revis said he's stayed in shape during his holdout, working out in Phoenix, Florida and Aliquippa, Pa -- his hometown. He also believes he'll be ready to play in the Jets' season opener against the Baltimore Ravens Monday night at the New Meadowlands.

But "football shape is something different," he said. "I haven't had pads on. I haven't had contact.''

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