Hard Knocks Jets Episode 3: No Darrelle Revis, No Surprise

Chris MatcovichCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the San Diego Chargers during AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Last night was the third installment of the popular series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets, and like in the previous two episodes, there was no sign of the teams shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Some speculated before the episode that Revis might make an appearance with regard to his current contract dispute and to inform fans on the status of the negotiations. 

Well, if you watched last night, you probably know by now that there was no sign of Revis during the hour-long show.

Fans might have been surprised that the star cornerback didn't make an appearance, especially due to the rumors that he was close to signing, but it was reported earlier in the day by New York reporters that he wouldn't make an appearance. 

Steve Sabol the head of NFL Films told reporters that there was no footage of Revis appearing during the show.

The show has in some way muddied the water surrounding Jets news. 

Because the show occurs on Wednesday nights, people believe all news regarding the team is somehow arranged around the airing of the show. 

That is a major reason people believed reports that Revis would sign then. 

When he didn't, the theory became it would be announced on the HBO show that night, and again, it never happened. These two examples show how the breaking of Jets news has been changed because of the show.

It's understandable that Revis wants to hold out for more money, because in football careers are shorter and you need to get your money while you can get it, but enough is enough. 

Revis still has three years left on his rookie contract, during which he would be paid around $1 million each year, since he took most of the money up front.

The Jets organization tried to be stand up by attempting to give him more money since he has proven that he is the top cornerback in the league, but Revis has balked at all the offers. 

In the end, Revis still has a valid NFL contract, and he is responsible to be at camp no matter what his salary is.

The reason many thought earlier this week that Revis would be in camp soon was because of the reports by Tim Cowlishaw. 

Cowlishaw tweeted on Sunday that Revis would sign on Wednesday and obviously, since today is Thursday, that never came to fruition. 

The Cowlishaw mishap is an example of either misinformation through sources or someone jumping the gun to be the first to break a story. 

Hard Knocks this season has been playing out like a soap opera for guys. So tune in next week to see what happens as the Jets world turns.