Could there be a glacial thaw in the Jets' contract impasse with their All-Pro cornerback?
Darrelle Revis' agents Jonathan Feinsod and Neil Schwartz sat down with Mike Tannenbaum at the Roscoe Diner in Roscoe, N.Y. on Friday, presenting the general manager with a new proposal.
Revis' team is currently in wait-and-see mode.
“We met with Mike Tannanbaum in Roscoe, N.Y.,” Feinsod told Newsday. “HBO wanted to be there, but we declined. At that meeting, we presented Mike with a proposal to show Mr. Johnson. We are waiting for his response.”
Revis is scheduled to earn $1 million is base salary this season and is demanding a new contract before he reports to training camp. He wants to be the league's highest-paid player his position, topping the $15.1 Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha collects.
Tomorrow was supposed to be a target date of sorts for Revis because if a player doesn't report by Aug. 10, they lose an accrued year of service and it could their future free agency status.
Revis has been slapped with $148,707 in fines so far for his nine-day holdout, but that's likely not going to scare him into coming into camp without a new contract.
A source told Newsday in June that Revis had been planning for every possible scenario and he wasn't really worried about the fines or the fact that his final two years of his deal wouldn't be guaranteed if he skipped out on camp.
Earlier today, Rex Ryan said he didn't have much of an update regarding his Pro Bowl cornerback.
"I have no communication there," he said. "From my end, I guess we'll know at the appropriate time."
Asked if he felt Revis would need to report by a certain time to truly be ready for the season opener, Ryan said; "Like I said, you can go a day before the game. I was saying it facetiously, but he might be able to do it. My thing is, I'm just coaching this group. We'll coach this group. That's all we can focus on right now is getting this team ready.
"We have to prepare like he's not going to be here. If he comes walking through the door, that's fine. Someone will kiss him on the lips. It doesn't matter. We're getting this team ready. The guys that are here, we're getting ready. We can only coach who is here and that's what we are doing."