The sound of hand clapping started to build, slowly increasing with each step Darrelle Revis took toward them. After 35 days without their best defensive player, the Jets finally got their chance to show Revis some love -- and poke some fun at him.
“We did the whole Rudy clap for him,” linebacker Bart Scott said, referring to the poignant scene in the 1993 football movie.
An unshaven Revis returned to the team’s training facility in Florham Park Monday afternoon – emerging from the building at a leisurely pace. And his teammates didn't waste any time busting his chops for it.
Though Revis was a no-show in the locker room during media availability, his practice jersey was hanging in his locker, which was stuffed with several items, including eight pairs of sneakers, a pair of flip flops, deoderant and clothes.
Scott, who had kept in touch with the All Pro cornerback throughout his 36-day holdout, said he was surprised to learn the news of Revis' new deal from his marketing agent.
“Personally, I’m just offended that I wasn’t the first one to find out,” he said.