Revis hits paydirt with Jets

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has agreed to a deal with the club, ending the fourth-year...

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has agreed to a deal with the club, ending the fourth-year defender's holdout. (JIM McISAAC/Getty Images)

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The New York Jets and Darrelle Revis have agreed to a deal, ending the cornerback’s holdout.

The team made the announcement early Monday morning, and Revis signed later in the day. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the New York Daily News later reported it to be a four-year, $46 million contract with $32 million guaranteed. Revis’ holdout had been ongoing for more than a month.

“I can go play football now. We came to a common ground, and both sides did the right thing,” Revis said at an afternoon press conference. “I think it was good. It was a good deal.”

“This is an intermediate step to what we hope will be an entire career of Darrelle as a Jet, for him to retire as a Jet and for him to hopefully go to the Hall of Fame as a Jet,” said New York general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

The team held a 1 a.m. (et) conference call where Tannenbaum revealed that owner Woody Johnson and head coach Rex Ryan visited Revis in Florida over the weekend.

The news comes after an apparently rough negotiation process. He wanted to be the highest-paid player at his position, while scenes from HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” which provides an inside look at the Jets’ training camp, revealed the sides to be far apart.

“The crazy thing about negotiations — that’s the first time I’ve been in a negotiating room like that — both sides are scratching and fighting,” Revis said. “You just try to do the right thing. The Jets are looking out for the organization, and my agents are looking out for me. I’ve never seen Rex like that, but I just sat back and was observing the whole thing. It was crazy, but it was a good deal.”

Ryan maintained through the preseason that the team would prepare as if Revis wouldn’t be with the team, and the sides announced in August that negotiations would be kept confidential.

Revis, a fourth-year player who was an All-Pro selection last year, had three years remaining on his rookie contract. The 25-year-old had six interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and defended 31 passes in starting all 16 games for a third straight year in 2009. He added 54 tackles.

New York opens the season next Monday against Baltimore.


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