Darrelle Revis has done little to discourage the notion he's about to hold out of training camp for the second time in the last three years.
Revis, the Jets' All-Pro cornerback, declined to answer when asked last week to guarantee he would be at training camp when it opens in Cortland July 26. "Why do I have to answer that?" he asked reporters.
Revis missed all of training camp in 2010 before he and the Jets finally agreed to a four-year, $46 million deal. Revis was paid a total of $32.5 million the last two seasons and ESPNNewYork.com reported, via sources, that Revis wants a long-term contract with a similar average annual salary.
In a later interview with SportsNet New York, Revis said he and his agents are trying to hammer out a new deal with the Jets. "I'm sure my representatives are doing the best they can to make it a long-term deal," Revis said. "But as of right now, I'm still in this contract."
It may behoove Revis to play out the two remaining years on his contract and hit free agency after the 2013 season. According to ESPNNewYork.com, a holdout by Revis would trigger a provision in his deal that would extend him through 2016, by which point he'd be 31.
"Whatever you want to write, I'm telling you I'm getting ready for the season," Revis said. "If something lingers, you'll find out. It'll be in the papers."