Jets, Revis will keep talks confidential

SPORTS NETWORK

, Last Updated: 2:25 PM ET

CORTLAND, Ny. - The New York Jets and holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis will keep the remainder of their contract negotiations confidential.

Revis, who has three years remaining on his rookie contract, wants to be the highest-paid player at his position and both sides appear to be at an impasse.

The New York Daily News has reported that the Jets have offered Revis a 10- year deal worth $120 million, but have not included the specific amount of guaranteed money.

Revis wants to surpass the contract signed last year by Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha, who is set to average $16.5 million over the next two years.

After the first episode of "Hard Knocks," which provides an inside look at the Jets' training camp, aired on HBO Wednesday night, both parties said Thursday the talks will stay private.

"Both parties have had conversations to clear the air and will continue to negotiate with the hopes of reaching an agreement," a joint statement from the Jets and Revis' agents read Thursday. "From this point forward, all discussions regarding these negotiations will remain confidential."

Revis' agents have been quoted in the New York papers as saying they have given the team contract proposals that would make the All-Pro a Jet for life.

The Jets, in the "Hard Knocks" episode, painted a dark picture of the contract talks.

General manager Mike Tannenbaum was quoted as saying Revis' agents "haven't said one thing that I agree with. We're so freakin' far apart that I feel like a failure right now."

Jets head coach Rex Ryan has been saying during his media briefings at training camp that the team is preparing as if Revis won't be with the team. He also was quoted on the "Hard Knocks" program as saying the team "will not be bullied by anybody."

Revis is reportedly due to make just $1 million this year as part of the deal that he held out for as a rookie. However, had he not held out and reported to training camp, a $20 million guarantee over the final two years would have kicked in.


Videos

Photos