He promised he’d be there, he just never promised he’d fully participate.
Jets’ All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis sat out plays on the first day of team minicamp in response to “insulting” contract negotiations.
“We’re starting to get serious,” Revis said yesterday. “I’m going to do what’s best for me.”
Revis first claimed light-headedness and a sore hamstring as reasons for taking a knee before laughing it off. Rex Ryan, though, hardly found any of this amusing. The second-year head coach was not aware Revis had sat out any part of practice but said he wouldn’t want a player participating who wasn’t able to perform.
“If his situation is that he has something on his mind and he’s not focused 100 percent, then I really don’t want him out there,” Ryan said.
Revis clarified he had no ill will toward the man who made a push for him as NFL?Defensive Player of the Year.
“Me and Rex are on the same page,” Revis said.
Before last month’s OTAs, general manager Mike Tannenbaum told Revis “face to face” he was deserving of a new contract that would make him the highest paid cornerback in the league. If that doesn’t happen, Revis might be sitting out more than just a few plays next month.
“I might be at [training] camp, I might not,” he said.