Darrelle Revis isn’t going to hold out of training camp over his contract. The announcement was made by Mike Lombardi
“Revis will not hold out from training camp as he seeks a new contract,” according to Lombardi of the NFL Network. “His decision to report when camp begins on Aug. 1 in Cortland, N.Y., is not based on the progress of current contract talks, but rather on the fact that he does not want to jeopardize a future guarantee he already has in his present contract.
“Revis has plenty of incentive to report. He has the option to void his current contract at the end of the 2010 season, but the Jets have the right to buy back the remaining two years at $20 million, fully guaranteed. If Revis were to miss any mandatory time due to a holdout, however, he might lose the guranteed portion of the contract. He would then be under contract for two more years, at $5 million in 2011 and $15 million in 2012. That potential guarantee is something he would not want to risk.”
The New York Daily News reported on Friday that Revis was thinking of holding out of camp if he doesn’t have a new deal in place.
Who is correct?
We will find out August 1 in Central New York.