Darrelle Revis didn’t participate in Thursday’s organized team activity with the Jets because he’s unhappy with his contract.
Rex Ryan confirmed to reporters that Revis was absent, but the Jets coach clearly isn’t making it an issue. Ryan, who said he hasn’t talked to Revis, actually didn’t have a whole lot to say about it.
“Well, you know, what can I say?” Ryan said. “My responses about Darrelle Revis are well-documented. I pushed for him as the Defensive Player of the Year, because I thought he deserved the award. I love him. He’s a great guy. The fact that he wasn’t out there today — this is voluntary camp. You would have to ask him the reason why he wasn’t here.”
Ryan discounted the possible distraction.
“It’s just part of the business. Again, we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said. “When it’s time to react or be frustrated and all that kind of stuff … I’ll react. I think, with Darrelle, I look at him as he’s been here every day, up until this. He volunteered to be here every single day, and now he wasn’t here today. These are voluntary camps, these are voluntary workouts. He’s made every one up until today. I’ve been impressed with him, to say the least, the way he’s worked.”
At one point, I hoped Ryan, who wouldn’t answer if he knew when Revis would report, would slip into Allen Iverson mode about offseason voluntary practices. Didn’t happen. It’s the offseason for everyone, though.