Ryan said he was uncertain as to the fitness of Revis or if the player would be ready to start, but was pleased to have his biggest playmaker on defense back with the team, especially with the season opener less than a week away.
"We had a million phone calls, a million conversations," Ryan said on Monday afternoon. "And finally got it done."
As of Monday afternoon at 4:15 p.m., E.S.T., Revis had not signed the deal but was expected to put ink to paper shortly. Ryan termed it a "long couple of days negotiating" but he welcomed the player back and said it was the Jets desire all along to have Revis with the team.
"All this organization wanted was to get Darrelle back and playing football," Ryan said.
Physically looking tired and spent, Ryan praised the efforts of Jets' management but also found time to tease general manager Mike Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson for putting him through the month long holdout.
"I only lost faith in everybody three or four times," Ryan said with a laugh.
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