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A Little Skepticism on the Revis Hamstring "Injury"

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July 29, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis (24) walks out to the practice field prior to the start of training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

So, Darrelle Revis was slowed during practice yesterday. He was cleared to work out during individual drills, but not team drills. The word coming out of camp was that it was “hamstring tightness”, and when asked, Revis said it had nothing to do with making a statement about his contract.

The team advised the reporters that it was a precautionary move related to his hamstring, and it wasn’t the one injured in 2010.

Despite the reports to the contrary, a part of me is very skeptical. I cannot shake the feeling that this was a cover, that Darrelle is making a statement about his contract, much in the way Osi Umenyiora did.

Keep in mind, his not holding out was not all about being good to the Jets. Yes, he said “I just want to be here”. But, remember the clause in his contract. Specifically, the no-holdout clause, which would have allowed the Jets to extend his deal for 3 more years at a modest salary.

He didn’t want that, neither did he want to be fined for each day he missed camp.

THAT is why he didn’t hold out folks.

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