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Tannenbaum speaks on Revis’ absence Dan Leberfeld

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum made it pretty clear on Thursday that a deal with cornerback Darrelle Revis needs to be good for both sides. He said that repeatedly during a press briefing at the Atlantic Health Training Complex.

“We want to get something done that is good for Darrelle and good for the team,” said Tannenbaum. “He is a foundation to this organization. I’m proud to be the GM who traded up for him. We want to sign him to a deal long-term.”

A big problem for any player attempting to get a long-term deal is the potential lockout next year.

“One of the challenges is that we don’t know what the rules moving forward,” said Tannenbaum. “It’s really hard right now.”

According to Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network, Revis wants a deal in the neighborhood of $20 million per season. The cornerback is currently holding out of OTA’s to protest the Jets current offer.

“One of the challenges is that we don’t know what the rules ARE moving forward,” said Tannenbaum. “It’s really hard right now.”