The Darrelle Revis holdout has officially started.
The unhappy cornerback didn’t show up at the Jets facility in Florham Park, New Jersey this morning for physicals and a conditioning run and did not join the team in Cortland, New York when training camp officially started at 5:30 p.m.
Revis’ agent, Neil Schwartz, said "this was a major decision. Obviously he is extremely disappointed. He’s been deliberating with his family on this decision and extremely disappointed nothing could get done."
Revis' teammates arrived in Cortland this afternoon with team meetings tonight before they hit the field tomorrow.
"We'd love to get him back as soon as possible," quarterback Mark Sanchez said.
The Jets reached out to Revis on Friday, but that has done little to placate his frustrations over the lack of a new contract extension.
A few weeks ago, it seemed Revis would be amenable to being given a $10 million salary for 2010 (he’s scheduled to make $1 million) with hopes of working on a long-term deal after the season.
But his recent feeling is that, because the Jets have allowed this to drag on, he needs to be paid more than Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who averages about $15.3 million per year.