With each passing day of a holdout that's getting nastier by the minute, the Jets are beginning to come to grips with the distinct possibility that Darrelle Revis may not be around anytime soon. If at all.
“Darrelle is one of our best players and we want him here,” safety Jim Leonhard said Tuesday. “Everybody wants him here and there’s no secret about that. It hurts that he’s not here. But at the same time, we have a lot to focus on. We can’t get caught up in that.
“There is a business side to this game and sometimes it gets ugly. And that seems to be the case right now.”
Things got a bit uglier Tuesday.
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Jets owner Woody Johnson made the media rounds, reiterating that he doesn’t see a new deal with the All-Pro cornerback happening, and that Revis may not play this season.
“As I said yesterday,” Johnson said Times Square rally for HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” “I don’t think it’s going to happen at this point.”
Revis, who’s scheduled to earn $1 million in base salary in the fourth year of a six-year contract, has demanded a new deal worth more than the $15.1 million Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha averages per season.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin remains on leave from practice, coping with migraine headaches.
Coach Brad Childress confirmed that Harvin has had “some” migraines recently. Childress said Harvin is resting at his home in the Twin Cities area.
“I’m not sure when he’ll be with the team. If I knew I would tell you,” Childress said.
The second-year standout from Florida, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie kickoff returner, left the Vikings nine days ago when his grandmother died and has not been back to camp.
Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Marcus Easley is out indefinitely and could miss the entire season because of an apparent knee injury. … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Vince Anderson, claimed tight end Martin Rucker off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and waived defensive end George Johnson and receiver Mario Urrutia. … The Green Bay Packers placed Josh Bell on injured reserve, compounding depth problems at cornerback. … The Dallas Cowboys waived tight end Kevin Brock and wide receiver Titus Ryan and announced the signing of free-agent tight end DajLeon Farr.