Posted April 07, 2013

Report: Darrelle Revis will lose $3 million if he skips voluntary workouts

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Darrelle Revis' contract includes a clause that requires him to attend voluntary workouts in order to receive bonuses.(Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis’ contract includes a clause that requires him to attend voluntary workouts in order to receive bonuses. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

Although Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets are at odds over the star cornerback’s contract, Revis will have plenty of incentive to attend the team’s voluntary workouts.

A clause in Revis’ contract requires him to participate in voluntary workouts in order to receive bonus money, according to ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini.

Revis, who is entering the final year of a four-year, $46-million contract, is expected to report to the team’s offseason conditioning program when it begins on April 15. If he does not report, it would cost him $3 million, according to Cimini.

From the report:

When Revis renegotiated his contract in 2010, following his second holdout in three years, he agreed to a clause that requires his attendance in all offseason activities — even non-mandatory workouts, sources said.

If Revis doesn’t participate in approximately 80 percent of the workouts, he will forfeit not only a $1 million workout bonus, but two other bonuses — a $1 million roster bonus (triggered March 17, but payable at a later date) and a $1 million reporting bonus at the start of training camp.

They’re tied together, providing significant financial motivation to attend. It was the Jets’ way of making sure Revis stays on his best behavior, an aspect of his four-year, $46 million contract that was kept relatively quiet — until now.

The Jets plan to have Revis, 27, abide by the requirement, even though he is still rehabbing from a torn ACL that he suffered in October. The team has made the four-time Pro Bowler, available in trade talks throughout the offseason.


3 comments
doublejtrain68
doublejtrain68

I'm getting so sick of him. He is one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL already, and is still bit--ing about his contract. Just trade him to someone who will put up with his crybaby attitude. 

jrholtman
jrholtman

Revis has a few things going against him regarding the trade.  First, he's coming off of a major knee injury so there is no guarantee he will be the player he was.  Second is his contract.  Third is his diva attitude combined with a penchant to holding out which only serves to further divide the locker room.  Combine those with the general lack of success, especially as perceived by the NY media, and a bit of greedy demands by the Jets are keeping the one publicly identified interested party (Tampa Bay) from pulling the trigger on this trade.  At this point, Revis KNOWS he's being actively shopped and just wants to move on...unfortunately, no one is dancing with the Jets to make it work. 

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

 @doublejtrain68 - The Jets have been trying to dump Revis. Bit no team is willing to give up anything but a used jock strap for this prima donna. The fact is that Revis is a product of the New York media - not his play on the field or the success of his team.