By Kevin Patra NFL.com
Published: February 26, 2013 at 3:25 AM Modified: February 26, 2013 at 6:30 AM
The hubbub over Darrelle Revis' future with the New York Jets continues to play out, and the story is now about what the Jets' brass did not do this week in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday morning that the Jets' contingent in Indy, including general manager John Idzik, coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson, didn't meet with the cornerback's representatives.
While the media generally pump the breaks on the significance of teams meeting with agents at the combine, the Daily News report flips that script, speculating that Johnson would rather not pay his star defensive back.
One of the more salient points in the report is that Idzik hasn't spoken with Revis' reps since he was hired last month. And according to one NFC executive, sentiment around the NFL is the Jets not only don't want to make Revis the NFL's highest-paid defensive player (around $16 million per season), they don't want to sign the cornerback to a costly long-term contract at all, given the team's salary-cap troubles.
Revis, coming off anterior cruciate ligament surgery, is under contract for the 2013 season and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
While few seem to believe the Jets brass' attempts to squash the Revis trade rumors, we think some people are reading too much into the team's top execs rooming three-tenths of a mile from Revis' agent in Indianapolis and not arranging a meeting. They are always just a phone call away, which is zero-tenths of a mile.
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