Today was the start of the New York Jets voluntary workouts and star cornerback Darrelle Revis was in attendance after having an MRI on his injured knee.
It appears the results were positive:
Revis received good news Monday morning from surgeon Dr. Russell Warren, who told Revis he is ahead of schedule and cleared him to run on his own, according to a source.
Source: New York Post / Brian Costello
Inaccurate reports have surfaced all over the media that the Jets are forcing Revis to attend “voluntary” workouts or he’ll forfeit $3 million in offseason bonus money.
This is of course not the case as Revis has an incentive in his contract to attend these workouts worth $1 million. It is Revis’ choice to attend or not but the Jets are not going to pay him the million if he does not fulfill the contract requirements nor should they. As long as Revis attends all other mandatory activities he will not lose any other bonuses.
Maybe it is possible Revis would like his million dollar bonus and has decided to attend the workouts on his own? The New York Jets do have trainers and facilities for rehabilitation from an injury.
ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio has been on record that a Revis trade was imminent but seemed to soften his stance some just in case:
Though there has been some speculation that Idzik thinks he could persuade Revis to sign a long-term deal, the Jets aren’t behaving like a franchise that has Revis in the long-term plans.
Just wonder what the next “trade Revis” deadline becomes if he remains a Jet after the 2013 draft?