Revis, Jets reach deal with opener looming

Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets have agreed to a new contract, ending the All-Pro cornerback’s holdout a week before the team's season opener.

The team announced the agreement in principle early today, but released no contract terms.

Revis’ holdout began Aug. 1, when the team reported for training camp in Cortland, N.Y. He was scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, but has said he wants to become the league’s highest-paid cornerback.

The Daily News reported Sunday night that coach Rex Ryan flew to Revis’ home in South Florida over the weekend to try to help get a deal done.

The Jets open their season next Monday night at home against Baltimore.


Three of the four rookies involved in curiously timed trades have now been cut, prompting the NFL players’ union to continue looking into whether the deals were made to avoid paying money into a special player pool, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The source said the developments over the weekend only served to reinforce the NFL Players Association’s review of last week’s trades by the Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.

Last Monday, the Redskins sent sixth-round draft pick Dennis Morris to the Rams for a conditional, undisclosed draft pick. On the same day, St. Louis sent fifth-round pick Hall Davis to Washington, also for a conditional, undisclosed pick.

Also that day, the Eagles sent Charles Scott to the Cardinals for Jorrick Calvin in an exchange of rookie sixth-round selections.

Calvin, with the Eagles, was the only one of the four to make a team.


The Jets released veteran fullback Tony Richardson in the most surprising of a series of roster moves a day after the team got down to the mandatory 53-player limit. The move to get rid of the 38-year-old Richardson was particularly stunning because Ryan repeatedly said the team would go with two fullbacks to help the Jets’ run-heavy offense. … The San Diego Chargers have signed veteran offensive tackle Adam Terry to a one-year contract and released tackle Ryan Otterson. Terry was cut Saturday by Indianapolis. He played with Baltimore from 2005-09. … The Buffalo Bills signed tight end David Martin and claimed guard Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Martin is an eight-year NFL veteran who had his contract terminated by the Dolphins on Saturday.