Report: Revis can't afford long holdout

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 2:19 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Jets CB Darrelle Revis won't stay away from training camp as he pushes for a new contract, sources have told NFL Network.

According to the sources, a prolonged holdout might jeopardize $20 million in guaranteed salary that the Jets would owe Revis if, at the conclusion of the upcoming season, he exercises an option to void the two years remaining on his contract and the Jets buy back the two years for $20 million. That sum would be guaranteed unless a Revis holdout were to void the guarantee.

The NFL Network report contradicts a (New York) Daily News blog earlier in the day, which reported that Revis was prepared to hold out even though he would risk losing an accrued year toward free agency.

Revis wants to be the highest-paid cornerback in the league, earning more than Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha's $15.16 million per year.

Sources have told Newsday that the Jets were prepared to give Revis a contract worth $100 million by offering him a six-year extension that would average $12 million per year, in addition to the $21 million he is owed during the final three years of his existing rookie deal. According to the report, the Jets have made two offers to Revis, and he has rejected both.

 

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