Rex Talks Revis Deal

Jets' head coach Rex Ryan said he knew on his flight back from Florida that the team was closing in on a deal to sign holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Florham Park, NJ - Jets head coach Rex Ryan addressed the media on Monday, pleased to have All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis back with the team. Revis, who is set to end his holdout and sign a new four-year contract with the team, did not practice with the team on Monday morning.

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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