Thursday, May 31, 2012
Revis contract issue: Here we go again?
By Rich Cimini
Three weeks after claiming he's happy with his contract, Darrelle Revis fueled a new round of speculation Thursday by refusing to guarantee he will report to training camp.
"I don't know," Revis said after the Jets' OTA practice. "That's all I'm telling you. I don't know if I am or I'm not. I told you that a while back."
In late April, Revis hinted he might stage another holdout. In 2010, he missed training camp because of an acrimonious contract dispute that ended with him signing a one-year extension to the three years that remained on his rookie deal -- a new package of $46 million over four years. He has two years, $13.5 million remaining, but there were indications this offseason that he wanted a new deal.
Three weeks ago, Revis squashed the speculation by telling reporters that he's "cool" with his current deal, adding, "l I signed it two years ago. I'm not unhappy about nothing."
When it was brought up Thursday in the locker room, Revis said, "Here we go with the contract questions." He continued, "I'm here and I'll be playing. I'm getting ready for this season, that's all I can do. Anything with my contract, we'll deal with that in the future. Right now, I have to get prepared for this year."
He sounded like he had moved past any lingering contract issues. But when asked if the matter is history, Revis bristled, saying he already had made his feelings clear. He reiterated that he's preparing for the season. But when asked point-blank if he'll show up on Day 1 of training camp in late July, he turned noncommittal.
Asked why he couldn't give a firm commitment, Revis said he didn't want to answer.