Darrelle Revis not happy with Jets

Updated: February 19, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

Darrelle Revis has been listening, but he still hasn't heard anything from the New York Jets to make him feel confident that he'll be on the roster next season.

"No," Revis said in an interview taped last week in Arizona with NFL Network. "I don't know if they're doing that because they think that I'm not going to get back to 100 percent? I'm a Jet until they tell me I'm not a Jet."

The cornerback, who is rehabbing an ACL injury, gave support to the idea that team owner Woody Johnson might not want to pay him what he believes he is worth. Despite that, Revis reiterated that he wants to remain in New York.

"If I do get traded, I'm not going to sit here and pout and cry," Revis said, "but I've told them numerous times that I want to be here, so it's up to them and management what they want to do."

Revis tore his ACL on Sept. 23 against the Miami Dolphins. NFL Network has been following up with the cornerback on a regular basis as he rehabilitates the injured knee. The report aired Monday night and was taped after the fallout from John Idzik's first week as the team's new general manager at Jets headquarters in Florham Park, N.J.

In his first interview with reporters, Idzik did not deny reports that Revis could be traded, and said the cornerback would be evaluated like any other player on the roster.

"To me it was kind of rude because it was John Idzik's first day on the job," Revis said.

Revis tweeted that day that he was "speechless," and explained that was because Idzik hadn't even reached out to Revis beforehand.

"I was speechless because I didn't get a phone call," Revis said. "I know it's a business -- just call me; don't have it lingering out there. I need answers and I'm not getting any. Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that's how you want to do business, then that's fine."

Revis is under contract with the Jets next season, but given reports that the Jets are open to dealing Revis, and Idzik's tepid response when asked about the All-Pro corner, anything is possible. He has a year left on his deal but considered it a Band-Aid and was of the understanding it would be reworked before the 2012 season. Revis has held out twice with the Jets when negotiating contracts, and even considered a holdout before last year.

He spoke with Idzik soon after his tweet.

"He was a straightforward guy," Revis said. "He didn't cut no corners; he just said he don't know what's going on, that it didn't come from him. Just from talking to him that one conversation, I respect him."

Revis said he thought it started at the top with Johnson, the Jets owner. NFL Network's Andrea Kremer asked Revis if he thought Johnson might not be willing to pay what Revis is worth.

"That might be a situation, that might be an option," Revis said.

Revis said he also spoke with Jets coach Rex Ryan after the incident, but it was more personal than business.

Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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