Monday, March 11, 2013
Woody won't discuss Revis until next week
By Jane McManus
As Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Giants owner John Mara discussed the futures of Wes Welker and Victor Cruz, Jets owner Woody Johnson refused to shed any light on the future of his own franchise player, cornerback Darrelle Revis.
"Next week I'll answer that," Johnson said, referring to the owners' meetings.
With reports that Revis, who has a year remaining on his contract, could be shopped to other franchises as he returns from surgery to repair his torn ACL, Johnson said he would only discuss the NFL's new program to prevent and diagnose traumatic brain injuries. The news conference was held at the Manhattan headquarters of General Electric, the NFL's new partner in the venture.
Johnson was asked at least six times about Revis, who stands to make roughly $6 million this season. Revis hoped to rework his four-year deal, which he said was a "Band-Aid," before the start of last season.
Johnson was the only owner who refused to discuss business. At the same meeting, Kraft told reporters he hoped that Wes Welker would remain a Patriot, and Mara said the Giants would apply a first-round tender to Cruz.