CORTLAND, N.Y. - Woody Johnson said Monday that he was going to have his general manager reach out to Darrelle Revis' camp later that night.
Mike Tannenbaum did just that.
But whether that was enough to help start unraveling the stalemate between Johnson's Jets and Revis and his representatives remains to be seen.
"We spoke with Mike Tannenbaum [Monday] night," one of Revis' agents, Jonathan Feinsod, told Newsday Tuesday. "And anything said between the Jets and us is going to remain confidential."
Listening to Rex Ryan, though, it appears that not much came out of the conversation that took place around 11 p.m. Monday.
"Nothing really to report," Ryan said. "It might be a story if he re-signs. We might actually lead with that. There's really nothing more to report, at least what they tell me."
Revis, who is due to receive a base salary of $1 million this season, wants to be the NFL's highest-paid cornerback. He believes he should collect more than the $15.1 million the Raiders dole out annually to Nnamdi Asomugha. The Jets have made two offers, including one that exceeds $100 million.
However, both sides are far apart on "total compensation," and that's been the main sticking point. They can't seem to agree on the All-Pro cornerback's worth, and Johnson said they haven't even been able to start discussing any other parameters of a contract.
Revis already has been fined $49,569 for skipping the first three days of training camp at SUNY-Cortland, but that may not matter much to him if family history is any indication. Revis' uncle is Sean Gilbert, a former NFL player who once sat out an entire season in a contract dispute.
In 1997, Gilbert rejected the Redskins' five-year, $20-million offer because he was looking for a larger payday. When Washington balked at the defensive tackle's demands and designated him as the team's franchise player, Gilbert opted to sit out the season instead of signing the tender.
Gilbert was traded to the Panthers a season later for a pair of first-round picks, eventually signing a seven-year, $46.5-million deal. So with all that in mind, Ryan said that Gilbert could be one of the people influencing Revis' decision to stay away until he has a new deal in place.
"I'm sure that is happening," Ryan said. "I know that Revis is close with Gilbert. It's who he is being advised by - his agents, his family, I would think. You want to get close. That's what you want to surround yourself with when you make a huge decision about your future. You bring your family in, the people - agents - who you pay and you do what's best for you.
"I understand that."
And just because Revis isn't present doesn't mean Ryan has banned himself from saying the cornerback's name in team meetings.
"When we're talking about our goals, we're talking about how to defend people," Ryan said, "and of course we mention Revis. Like I said, he's part of our team. He's just not here."