Sounds as if Revis Island will be open for business (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Darrelle Revis possibly missing training camp. Now, though, it appears the former Pitt star might be showing up after all.According to an ESPN report, Revis is indeed going to show up to the Jets' training camp and avoid a holdout. Reports are that he's unhappy with his contract, though he hasn't come out and said that.
When Revis was in town recently in his hometown of Aliquippa, he commented briefly on the situation and didn't commit to going to camp:
Revis said last month during minicamp that he was unsure if he would report for training camp while looking for the Jets to rework the $46 million, four-year deal he signed in 2010. During a youth football clinic in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pa., Revis told the Beaver County Times that "I don't know" if he'll be at training camp and added: "That's up to (general manager) Mike Tannenbaum."
Most of us will never understand guys wanting out of reasonable contracts, but Revis' situation seems a bit odd. It's not as if he's a young player well outperforming a small deal. Revis signed this contract two years ago and is making $11.5 million a year. But it sounds as if he thinks that's under market value.
The main reason Revis may be going, though, is due to an alleged clause in his contract that will trigger an automatic three-year extension if he doesn't show.