- Associated Press - Monday, September 6, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets agreed to a new contract Sunday night, ending the All-Pro cornerback’s holdout a week before the season opener.

The team announced the agreement in principle early Monday morning, but released no contract terms.

Revis was flying from his home in South Florida to New Jersey on Monday, and meeting with the team, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were supposed to remain confidential, said it’s a short-term deal with guaranteed money _ a sticking point in the negotiations _ but the exact terms were not immediately available.

The contract could be signed as early as Monday, getting Revis back on the field in time for the opener next Monday night against Baltimore at home.

Revis, who made no public statements about the negotiations since minicamp in June, used his Twitter account to thank his family and agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod.

“To my family, neil, & john I love u guys I’m comin home baby!!!” Revis wrote. “Revis Island LET’S GO.”

Both owner Woody Johnson and coach Rex Ryan met with Revis over the weekend to try to help get a deal done, the person told the AP. Ryan’s inclusion in the meeting was first reported by the Daily News on Sunday night. Ryan was scheduled to have a conference call with reporters Saturday night to discuss the Jets‘ roster cutdown, but a team spokesman said Ryan was unavailable because he was at an “appointment.”

That turned out to be a visit with the man whom Ryan has repeatedly called the best cornerback in the NFL.

Revis‘ holdout began Aug. 1, when the team reported for training camp in Cortland. He was scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, but has said he wants to become the league’s highest-paid cornerback.

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