CORTLAND -- The Jets will arrive in Cortland Thursday afternoon for the start of training camp and, yes, CB Darrelle Revis is expected to be among them.
After mulling a possible holdout, Revis decided late last week to report to camp, a league source confirmed last Saturday. He hasn't changed his mind even though he still feels like he's entitled to a contract extension. It'll be interesting to see if Revis articulates his true feelings to the media or decides to zip it for the good of the team.
Revis, entering the third year of a four-year, $46 million contract, faces severe penalties if he stages a holdout. He'd forfeit a $1 million reporting bonus, receive a $30,000-a-day fine (per league rules) and get three years, $9 million added to his contact, according to holdout language in his current contract.
DAY 1 SCHEDULE: The players will take physicals and do the mandatory conditiong test in Florham Park, N.J., before dirving to Cortland. Once they arrive at their training-camp home, the players will check into their dorm rooms. Rex Ryan and players will be available to the media late in the afternoon.
HOFSTRA CANCELLED: The annual practice at Hofstra, scheduled for Aug. 21, has been cancelled due to preparations for the presidential debate on the Hempstead, L.I., campus. This is a tough break for Long Island fans, many of whom get to see the team in person only once a year.
The Jets moved the practice to MetLife Stadium.
"We have had a great relationship with Hofstra University for many years and we understand the circumstances," the team said in a statement. "Based on the timing, the team has decided to move the August 21 practice to MetLife Stadium. Although we’re sorry that the location of this year’s practice needed to be change, we are committed to remaining connected to our Long Island fans."
If they really want to stay connected to their Long Island roots, they'd consider Stony Brook University for the Aug. 21 practice. Just saying.