Jets CB Darrelle Revis is prepared to hold out of training camp if the Jets don't give him the new contract he is seeking, the (New York) Daily News reported Friday.
Under his current six-year rookie deal, Revis is scheduled to make $1 million in the upcoming season, but he wants to become the highest-paid cornerback in the league, meaning he would earn more than the $15.16 million per year that Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha is being paid.
Revis isn't concerned that he would lose lose an accrued year of free agency if he doesn't report to camp by Aug. 10, according to the Daily News, which reported that Revis isn't bluffing.
The Jets last week signed OLT D'Brickashaw Ferguson to a six-year, $60 million contract extension. C Nick Mangold and ILB David Harris also are looking for new deals and are considered key players for the Jets to lock up.
In its blog, the Daily News surmises that a potential new contract for Colts QB Peyton Manning could grease the way for Revis to get his new deal, saying that a top cornerback in the NFL is typically valued at 75-80 percent of the value of a top quarterback. However, Colts president Bill Polian conceded last weekend that the uncertainty surrounding a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has complicated the team's contract talks with Manning's representatives, raising the possibility that a new deal might not get done until well into the season, which certainly wouldn't help the Jets find a timely resolution to the impasse with Revis.
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