The thought was "here we go again," as rumors were rampant in the spring that New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis could hold out during training camp (h/t Kevin Armstrong, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News).
That doesn’t appear to be the case now, as he’s expected to arrive on time. But Revis is entering the final year on his contract, and this will become an issue at some point in the regular season. Guaranteed. But for the moment, his contract dispute will be put on hold.
Revis is too much of a professional to allow his current contract situation affect his play on the field. But the Jets front office must monitor the culture inside the locker room and not let this dispute fester too long with others.
It’s a long shot that Revis will get traded, as the Jets entire defensive scheme is centered around him. He’s very adept at cutting the field in half and shutting down the opposing team’s top receiver.