Darrelle Revis Might Hold Out, Or Will He?

By Alan Schechter

Oct 23, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) returns an interception during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Remember the 35 day hold out of Darrelle Revis a couple of years ago? He signed that contract that was deemed a “band-aid”, temporary solution?

So, would Darrelle hold out again?

“I just don’t know,” Revis said on Monday night during a charity event in New York. “I’m not saying I am going to hold out. I’m not saying I’m not.”

Revis advised that he would let his agent handle the contract, and he is more concerned with being a team member right now.

Revis is scheduled to earn a $4.5 million base salary (plus $3 million in bonuses) in 2012. (He’ll earn a total of $13.5 million in 2012 and 2013).

Last week, general manager Mike Tannenbaum wasn’t interested in discussing the possibility of re-working Revis’ deal.

“Darrelle is under contract,” Tannenbaum said at the time. “Darrelle is obviously a really important part of our team. We look forward to the 2012 season and hopefully accomplishing a lot of great things together.”

The Jets don’t need this. Darrelle Revis needs to come into camp, and not make waves. There will be enough intrigue in this year’s camp, that we don’t need to add to it.