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The next big day in the holdout is Tuesday, when _ by rule _ he wouldn’t get credit for this year as an accrued season toward free agency. However, it is believed that won’t have much bearing on Revis‘ decision.

The possibility that it could be a long holdout isn’t out of the question. Revis‘ uncle, former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert, sat out the entire 1997 season in a contract dispute. Gilbert, whom Revis confides in, ended up getting traded from Washington to Carolina and got the big payday he sought.

“When there is an appropriate deal to be made, I have absolutely no idea,” Tannenbaum said. “Do I hope it was a month ago? Sure. But, until there’s a deal that makes sense for both sides, he’s not here and there’s nothing we can do about it.”