Jets reach out to Revis' agents, try to end All-Pro CB's holdout

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Three days of training camp, and still no Darrelle Revis. But the New York Jets want to change that.

The team said Monday that owner Woody Johnson told general manager Mike Tannenbaum to reach out to Revis' agents to reiterate their willingness to talk. Johnson again offered to be a part of any future meeting.

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One of Revis' agents, Jonathan Feinsod, confirmed to the New York Daily News that he was contacted by the Jets, but he didn't disclose what the sides discussed.

"(Tannenbaum) reached out to us last night," Feinsod said. "We're going to keep what was said confidential."

Revis' other agent, Neil Schwartz, told The Associated Press that Tannenbaum called him "extremely late" Monday night. Schwartz also wouldn't discuss the conversation.

Revis, the Jets' All-Pro cornerback, missed a second day of practice Tuesday as he holds out while in a contract dispute with the team.

"Nothing really to report," coach Rex Ryan said after the morning practice.

Revis, who's due to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, wants to become the NFL's highest-paid cornerback. He's seeking a deal higher than the three-year, $45.3 million extension that Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha signed last offseason.

Revis is being fined $16,523 for each day of camp he misses, starting with when the Jets reported Sunday.

The possibility that it could be a long holdout isn't out of the question. Revis' uncle, former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert, sat out the entire 1997 season in a contract dispute. Gilbert, whom Revis confides in, ended up being traded from the Washington Redskins to the Carolina Panthers and received the big payday he sought.

"I know Darrelle is close with Sean," Ryan said. "It's who he's being advised by -- his agents and his family. That's what you want to surround yourself with when you make a huge decision about your future. You bring your family in, your agents and things like that. That's what you pay those guys to do, and you do what's best for you."

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Until Revis shows up, the Jets continue to work on the field without him. Ryan added that the Jets' goal to be the No. 1 defense remains in place -- whether or not Revis is with them.

"We're blunt-force trauma," Ryan said. "We admit that if Darrelle's not here, it's going to be more difficult. That's an obvious fact. You're taking the best corner in the league out of your defense. But by no means does that mean we're not going to still get it done. We will still get it done on defense."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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