CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - It appears Darrelle Revis won’t be joining his teammates anytime soon.
Schwartz and partner Jonathan Feinsod met with general manager Mike Tannenbaum and director of football administration Ari Nissim at a diner last Friday. They offered a long-term contact proposal for Johnson to review to try to make some headway in the dispute.
“Fundamentally, there really wasn’t any change,” Tannenbaum said, “and right now, we can’t find something that makes sense for both sides, so we really don’t have any progress.”
Revis has missed nine days, including Monday, since the team reported for training camp at SUNY Cortland. He is scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, but wants to become the league’s highest-paid cornerback.
A clearly irritated Johnson sounded less optimistic than he did a week ago, when he last commented on the negotiations.
Tannenbaum added that both sides had a “pretty good sense” of where the negotiations stood after their three-hour meeting at Roscoe’s Diner, located about two hours southeast of the team’s training camp site.
Revis is seeking a deal higher than the three-year, $45.3 million extension Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha signed last offseason. The All-Pro cornerback has not commented publicly since minicamp in June.
“The problem in this situation is we have a very fundamental difference of opinion on what the compensation should be,” Tannenbaum said. “When we will talk next, that’s hard to say.”
“We’re coaching this group,” Ryan said. “That’s all we can focus on right now is getting this team ready. We’ve got to prepare like he’s not going to be here. And, if he comes walking through the door, that’s fine. Somebody will kiss him on the lips, probably. It doesn’t matter. We’re getting this team ready.”
Revis is being fined $16,523 for each day he misses, meaning he is already out $148,707. By sitting out, he also waived a clause in his contract which would have guaranteed him $20 million over the last two years of his deal.