Tag:Darrelle Revis
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:52 am
Edited on: August 25, 2010 1:40 pm

New Revis info emerges (UPDATED)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh has reported on his Twitter account that the Jets and CB Darrelle Revis are close to agreeing on a new deal that would be worth 10 years and $165 million (with $65 million guaranteed).

The reason a TV reporter from Pittsburgh has jumped into the fray – joining a newspaper columnist from Dallas, Tim Cowlishaw, who said last weekend that a deal could be done today – is because Revis is originally from Pennsylvania and played his college ball at Pitt.

Of course, this comes on the heels of a NY Daily News report this morning that there were no indications that a meeting between Revis and the Jets took place Tuesday night. Also, Jay Glazer from Fox Sports disputed the signing on his Twitter account this morning.

The Jets, for their part, aren’t saying anything, neither confirming nor denying the reports that seem to pop up every hour from every region of the country. If you want to read Andy’s Revis post from last night to give you all the key background info, it’s right here in all its glory.

We’ll keep you updated here, and we’ll also keep an eye on tonight’s Hard Knocks to see if any new information emerges (which I doubt will happen, but you never know).

Anybody else ready for this saga to be over, one way or another?

UPDATE (1:33 p.m.): Steve Wyche of NFL.com spoke to Jets owner Woody Johnson today, and Johnson said there were no new developments in the Revis saga. Johnson told Wyche that things remain "status quo" at this point.

Update: Brian Bassett of TheJetsBlog.com joins Will Brinson on the CBSSports.com Football podcast to hash out all the latest Revis news.

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Posted on: August 24, 2010 6:30 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2010 10:37 am

Rumor has it Revis, Jets nearing an agreement

Posted by Andy Benoit

Could the biggest holdout story of the year, that of Darrelle Revis remaining absent from Jets' training camp, be coming to an end? If you believe one side of the reports, then yes. CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco just sent this tweet : "Revis close to deal, according to reports. Shocking? Players don't miss game checks. How many times can I say it?"

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News has been saying all week that Revis and the Jets will have an agreement by, roughly, Wednesday night.

Tuesday, Dan Graziano FanHouse jumped in the fray :
It's been a weird couple of days trying to make sense of the Darrelle Revis contract negotiations with the Jets, but one source close to the situation told FanHouse on Tuesday that the star cornerback's long-awaited contract extension with the team is "almost there" and could be finalized and announced in the coming days. We'll keep you posted...

UPDATE: ESPN's John Clayton and Chris Mortensen are both refuting the story that a meeting between Revis' people and the Jets is taking place Tuesday night.

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Posted on: August 24, 2010 4:24 pm

Mangold contract official; Revis impact

Posted by Andy Benoit

As expected, Nick Mangold has officially become the highest-paid center in the NFL. The fifth-year pro signed a seven-year deal worth $55 million, with $22.5 million guaranteed. The previous highest-paid center in the game was St. Louis’s Jason Brown ($20 million guaranteed).

Mangold is the fulcrum of New York’s superb offensive line. He’s an outstanding run-blocker, particularly when it comes to creating angles at the second level, and he rarely (if ever) gets beat in pass protection.

With Mangold inked, one would assume Darrell Revis is next on the front office’s radar. Don’t ask the rich center about it, though.
"It’s not my place to talk to (Revis) or to give him advice," Mangold said, according to the New York Daily News. "He’s making decisions for himself. As a player, you respect that… what he has to do. It’s not my place to comment on anything he’s got going on."

Mangold originally contemplated taking Revis’s path of holding out. But instead, he showed up to camp and essentially said he was disappointed with the front office but ready to compete. He was resigned to playing out his deal, which is why it was a surprise when the Jets approached his agents about a new contract a few weeks ago.

It may appear the Jets are rewarding Mangold for showing up to camp, but that isn’t exactly the case. The key difference between Mangold’s situation and Revis’s is that Mangold had just one year remaining on his contract, while Revis has three.

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Posted on: August 24, 2010 10:44 am
Edited on: August 24, 2010 10:46 am

Hot Routes 8.24.10: Get out of the press box!

Posted by Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit

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-A Giants press box attendant asked Steelers icon Dan Rooney to leave because Rooney’s pass was only valid for the owner’s box . The press box attendant apparently didn’t know it was Dan Rooney. (No excuse, though: any half-witted attendant should know that whoever is important enough to get an owner’s box pass is more than important enough to be in the press box.) Rooney graciously left.

-Of the Jets’ “Big Four” – D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis and David Harris – it looks like Harris will be the odd man out for a new contract this season. The uncapped year’s 30 percent rule appears to be part of the problem. Harris will make less than $1 million this season.

-According to the Boston Herald , OG Logan Mankins doesn’t spend money. Which means he doesn’t have to worry about lost wages if he doesn’t play this year for the Patriots. Which is looking like a real possibility.

-Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is averaging more than twice as many more yards per carry this preseason than new acquisition Thomas Jones (7 yards to 3.1), but Charles isn’t worried about the stats at this point in the preseason.

-All offseason we’ve been writing about how the Bears don’t have enough quality pass-blockers to execute Mike Martz’s system . It’s only the preseason, but because this proves our point, we’ll remind everyone that Jay Cutler was sacked five times against the Raiders Saturday night.

-Brian Urlacher has a calf injury, but it doesn’t appear to be at all serious .

-The Ravens are upbeat about how Ed Reed’s rehab from hip surgery is going . Some somewhat good news on Sergio Kindle – Baltimore expects him in town by the end of the week .

 -Dallas rookie WR Dez Bryant isn’t scheduled to return in the preseason, but he’s still on track to start the season opener Sept. 12. After suffering a high ankle sprain, he’s lost about 10 pounds.

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Posted on: August 23, 2010 4:40 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2010 4:40 pm

Cowlishaw defends himself on Revis "scoop"

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

OK, I’ll delve into this Darrelle Revis-Tim Cowlishaw mess for just a moment. You might recall Sunday how Cowlishaw, a Dallas Morning News columnist and an ESPN talking head, Tweeted that an inside source had told him the Jets and Revis would announce a contract soon that would end the CB’s holdout, possibly by Wednesday.

There was the typical backlash by all kinds of reporters (New York media and national guys) who reported that the report by Cowlishaw simply wasn’t true.

This morning, Cowlishaw defended his “scoop” (in quotation marks because we won’t know for sure until Wednesday) and wrote, “The source of information was good, someone I have used before. Beyond that, I won't go into further details.”

From Cowlishaw:

It didn't surprise me that my information was getting shot down right and left by those covering the Jets. As a beat writer covering the Cowboys for six years, I did a lot of "shooting down" and this was in the early days of ESPN and long before the world was wired and Twitter came along.

I talked to ESPN's Chris Mortensen and the New York Daily News' Gary Myers on the phone, a couple of guys I have known for 20 years or more. I exchanged texts or, in some cases, tweets with others I have had long relationships with.

They were supportive if curious as to how this information was coming from a Dallas-based general columnist. Understandably curious.

He goes on to defend himself against the charge that he simply made up the news to get more followers, though I have a hard time imagining a journalist who would claim that Cowlishaw would pull something like that (fans, on the other hand, …).

My take: if he’s right and Revis signs Wednesday (or if, I suppose, the news is re-broken on HBO’s Hard Knocks) or even Saturday, hey, that’s a great scoop for Cowlishaw. If he was incorrect, well, that’ll sting his credibility a bit, but it likely will be quickly forgotten. Whichever the case, Cowlishaw is respected by his peers, so even if he’s wrong, I don’t expect too many “Told you so’s” to emerge.

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Posted on: August 22, 2010 8:04 pm
Edited on: August 22, 2010 9:37 pm

Report: Mangold getting extension from Jets

Posted by Will Brinson

Remember earlier when Darrelle Revis was going to maybe possibly get an extension on Wednesday (maybe possibly during HBO's "Hard Knocks)?

That's still out there -- Tim Cowlishaw pointed out that, as expected, Jets beat writers shot down the Revis extension -- and could still happen. But you know what else could still happen? A Nick Mangold extension, according to New Jersey Star-Ledger .

The report indicates that Mangold's deal will eclipse the five-year, $37.5 million deal that the Rams' gave Jason Brown last year, thereby making Mangold the highest-paid center in the NFL.

There's a possibility that the extension could be announced as soon as Monday or Tuesday, which will leave plenty of room for the Jets to announce something with Revis.

More interestingly, though, is the fact that the Jets will likely lock up Mangold before they extend Revis (if they even do).

This is interesting because Mangold went the "team player" route and actually showed up for camp on time, despite still wanting a new deal.

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Posted on: August 22, 2010 6:08 pm
Edited on: August 22, 2010 9:34 pm

Twitter War! (Or: Revis deal coming?)

Posted by Will Brinson

The Darrelle Revis saga has been going on just long enough for HBO and the Jets to milk it for all it's worth on "Hard Knocks" dragging.

Lest the world turn complacent and worry about important things like Brett Favre and Albert Haynesworth, Tim Cowlishaw showed up on Twitter Sunday afternoon to drop this bomb:
Revis and Jets announce new deal, probably Wednesday. You heard it here first. "Inside information!" Cowlishaw also added that "This [source] has never been wrong."

As you may or may not realize, Wednesday is "Hard Knocks" day -- which means, although Cowlishaw didn't say so specifically as far as I can tell, there's always the possibility of them announcing the contract mid-show. Which would be both awesome and embarrassing. Awesome in the sense that it would be groundbreaking television and it would absolutely encapsulate the PR-dream/nightmare combo that the Jets have become under Rex Ryan.

It would be embarrassing in the sense that Revis' contract and holdout status would be incredibly undermined -- not to diss HBO here, but if the public and/or the press get even remotely a whiff of the possibility that this was all a stunt to boost

Of course, that's completely null and void if Manish Mehta is correct :
Contrary 2 internet rumor, #Jets & Revis have no plans 2have contract announcement on HBO this wk. Communication lines remain open tho (Aside: I swear I'd read that "internet rumor" was just reserved for disputing the bloggers' claims.)

There are some folks out there that believe Cowlishaw's Twitter account got hacked and -- for whatever reason, I have NO earthly idea -- the hacker decided to report about the Jets and Revis. After all, hackers steal bank account numbers, spam people and probably blog for a living ... not out-scoop New York-area reporters from Dallas.

Fortunately, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that it's not a hack : Cowlishaw replied to him and called him "Cubby" which, as you can read here, proves that the Top Cat ain't lying.

At any rate, he might be right or he might be wrong, but as the Jets and HBO would prefer, you'll probably have to tune into "Hard Knocks" to find out!

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Posted on: August 20, 2010 11:44 am

What's really happening with the Revis holdout

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If you want to get a former NFL executive’s take on the Darrelle Revis-New York Jets contract impasse, check out what Andrew Brandt writes today for the National Football Post .

What I found interesting was when Brandt writes about  the three-year, $45 million contract of Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha. This is the standard by which Revis wants to get paid - as in, he wants to be the highest-paid CB in the league - but as Brandt writes, it’s actually a two-year contract. In the third year, the Raiders must pay Asomugha the quarterback franchise tag number or he can walk. Why a quarterback instead of a cornerback? Because the quarterback tag number will be much higher than the cornerback tag number.

If Asomugha leaves Oakland, that means the cornerback market will reset once again because he’ll have another crack at a free agent contract with another team.

Brandt also writes about how the conclusion of the Revis saga will affect the rest of the Jets locker room.

An excerpt:

The Jets know that however they reward Revis will be precedent for their negotiations with Nick Mangold, David Harris and others. They have recently completed a deal for D’Brickashaw Ferguson with a “rolling guarantee” structure.

The Jets are willing to reward Revis at the top of the corner market – save the Raiders outlier deal with Asomugha -- but want to be consistent with their structure from the Ferguson deal, which requires that the player make it to February to receive the full benefit of his guaranteed money.

Teams have to stand for something in the way they operate and it is hard for a team to make exceptions for players – no matter what caliber of player – and look the rest of their players in the eye with different terms.

Revis, of course, won’t want a rolling guarantee. He’ll want a full guarantee. Brandt also argues that Revis’ team believes he’s on a different level of playing field anyway. He’s such a game-changer that he should be handled the way Minnesota handled Brett Favre (basically, let him do pretty much whatever he wants). Ferguson’s deal won’t mean much to Revis, because Revis is that much more important than Ferguson. That would be Revis' mindset, anyway.

So, how will this all play out? Brandt writes, “I would anticipate Revis back on the field – with a new deal -- in the first three weeks of the season. The better question will be what type of new deal. As with his rookie contract, I suspect it will contain some elements of the structure he wants and some that the Jets want. My strong sense, though, is that it will be a relatively short-term deal – two or three years – that is almost fully guaranteed and allow for another negotiation at that time.”

When we’ll all likely to get sucked into this rigmarole again.

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