Sources: Jets, Revis resume talks

Updated: July 30, 2010, 8:48 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

After weeks of silence, the New York Jets have resumed conversations with the agents for disgruntled cornerback Darrelle Revis, league sources said Friday.

The two sides reopened talks over the last 24 hours, but to say discussions have heated up would be overstating it at this point, one source said.

Time is running out. The Jets open training camp Sunday; Revis, due to make only $1 million this season, is threatening a holdout.

The contract dispute, simmering for several months, is multifaceted and complex, due to new rules in the uncapped year. Considering the obstacles, it would be difficult to hammer out a long-term extension by Sunday, but these talks could lead to one of two outcomes.

If Revis believes the Jets are making an honest attempt to strike a deal, he might be willing to put aside his frustration and report to camp, hopeful a deal could be reached by the start of the regular season.

The two sides also could agree to a "Band-Aid" contract, a short-term fix. In that scenario, his 2010 pay would be increased and they would agree to table discussions for a long-term deal until after the season. By then, perhaps, the league's labor situation will be resolved. The Tennessee Titans did a similar deal recently with running back Chris Johnson.

Revis is seeking to become the highest-paid cornerback in the league, looking for about $16.5 million per year. The Jets' offer, proposed several weeks ago, is about $12 million a year, with no fully guaranteed money.

Rich Cimini covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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