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07:22 AM ET 08.02 | Darrelle Revis may punt on his chance to star on HBO this coming preseason, as well as on network TV for the upcoming regular season. Per a league source, former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert, the brother of Revis' mother, is "intimately involved" in Revis' holdout process. Gilbert once sat out an entire season in a contract dispute with the Redskins. Gilbert's level of involvement wasn't clear in past weeks, especially when Revis seemed to ignore Gilbert's general view that a player in such situations should let his agent do the talking. It's also reported that Revis has no concerns about holding out beyond August 10, despite a widespread belief that he'll report by the last date for picking up his fourth year of credit toward free agency.

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Darrelle Revis, AP Darrelle Revis, AP
August 2, 2010  07:50 AM ET

Once again a player may be sabotaged by his own 'posse'.

August 2, 2010  07:57 AM ET

Apparently the family that holds out together hangs together.

August 2, 2010  08:03 AM ET

"Revis ready blow up season, service time?"

Did a spammer write that headline?

August 2, 2010  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Once again a player may be sabotaged by his own 'posse'.

Word..

August 2, 2010  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Once again a player may be sabotaged by his own 'posse'.

Wasn't Michael Crabtree getting similar free advice from his cousin last year?

August 2, 2010  08:06 AM ET

I don't blame Revis. Look what happened to Leon Washington last year. The Jets management told him they would take care of him. He broke his leg and he is now in Seattle.

August 2, 2010  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't blame Revis. Look what happened to Leon Washington last year. The Jets management told him they would take care of him. He broke his leg and he is now in Seattle.

Well stated.

As 50 has said over and over - the owners aren't going to look out for them.

The lockout is coming - better get used to it.

August 2, 2010  08:25 AM ET

We've had more Revis holdout threads than Favre threads this pre-season. What's his girlfriend look like? How about some pics with her, so the threads won't be a total waste.

August 2, 2010  08:31 AM ET

Somewhere, Chad Johnson is yelling to the heavens, "Please, God, please no Revis this year!"

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August 2, 2010  08:52 AM ET

I don't blame him he is making peanuts compared to the other lockdown corners in this league and it doesn't last forever.

August 2, 2010  09:01 AM ET

Better to hold out than play for Rex Ryan anyway. Lechery runs in the family.

August 2, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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Valentine's Day? Jesus, you guys are hardup for customers, aren't you?

Maybe they saw the Christmas trees in Hobby Lobby last month and mused to themselves, "Hmmm... never thought of THAT!!!"

August 2, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't blame Revis. Look what happened to Leon Washington last year. The Jets management told him they would take care of him. He broke his leg and he is now in Seattle.

The guy turned out to be a total moron, but the Packers did the same thing to Javon Walker back in the day. Favre even told him to get into camp, have a great year, and then let the team take care of him down the road. He tore up his knee, never really recovered and started in a downward spiral.

August 2, 2010  09:16 AM ET

Why do contracts even exist anymore? It's not like anybody honors them.

August 2, 2010  09:19 AM ET

Does this mean the Jets are still overrated this season?

August 2, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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Why do contracts even exist anymore? It's not like anybody honors them.

Maybe there should be a two year maximum on contracts and require all players to honor contracts or forfeit their ability to play that year in the league.

August 2, 2010  09:22 AM ET

He can always get a job as a stand in for "Beavis & Butthead." Not that anyone would notice, even if they call it "Reavis & Butthead"

August 2, 2010  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Maybe there should be a two year maximum on contracts and require all players to honor contracts or forfeit their ability to play that year in the league.

Not a bad idea... it seems like no matter the length of the contract, it only takes two years before a player feels like he's outplayed his deal.

Of course, two-year deals could mean less guaranteed money, which is the only reason why players (and their agents) like the long-term deals to begin with.

 
August 2, 2010  09:35 AM ET

Morning folks.

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