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Jets star corner refuses to report

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Jets reported for training camp with high hopes — and without perhaps their best player.

All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is holding out in a contract dispute, and there's no telling how long he might stay away.

"Darrelle and his family were extremely deliberate with the decision-making process," agent Neil Schwartz said Sunday.

Revis didn't show for the team's conditioning test in the morning. He officially became a holdout when he missed the team's first meeting at 5:30 p.m.

"The lines of communication are open, and we remain committed to finding a solution that makes sense for him and makes sense for us," general manager Mike Tannenbaum said. "The two things that we've all agreed upon is that Darrelle has outplayed his contract and it needed to be addressed, and he has three years to go on his contract."

Revis is to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, making him one of the lowest-paid defensive backs on the team this season. He wants to be the league's highest-paid cornerback, a distinction that belongs to Nnamdi Asomugha, who signed a three-year, $45.3 million extension last offseason.

By holding out, Revis will be fined $16,523 each day and waives a clause in his contract that would have guaranteed him $20 million over the last two years of his deal.

More Jets: Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins won a weight-loss competition with coach Rex Ryan and right tackle Damien Woody, shedding 33.6 pounds and showing up at 359. Jenkins has been using Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet since May. Woody dropped 26.2 pounds to 340, Ryan went down 20.

Busted Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver running backs Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter suffered injuries on the first day of training camp.

About an hour in, Moreno caught a pass in 7-on-7 drills and turned upfield when his right leg buckled. He pulled his right hamstring and will be out at least two weeks, according to a report on NFL.com.

Buckhalter hurt his left leg about 10 minutes later during the same drill. The Denver Post reported that Buckhalter experienced tingling in his extremities but was released from a hospital after his head, neck and spine checked out okay.

Bills: First-year coach Chan Gailey will require all 15 offensive linemen to wear knee braces throughout camp in a bid to prevent injuries.

Chargers: Running back Ryan Mathews (12th overall pick, Fresno State), the heir apparent to LaDainian Tomlinson, signed a five-year, $25.65 million deal with about $15 million guaranteed.

Cowboys: Quarterback Tony Romo, who felt soreness Saturday, cut back on his throwing Sunday as a precaution.

Jaguars: First-round pick Tyson Alualu (10th overall, defensive tackle, Cal) agreed on a five-year deal with more than $17 million guaranteed.

Patriots: Receiver Wes Welker was removed from the physically unable to perform list and practiced, seven months after tearing ligaments in his knee.

Ravens: Cornerback Domonique Foxworth (torn ACL in right knee) was put on injured reserve, ending his season.

Redskins: Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who twice failed a coach-ordered conditioning test, then sat for a day with a sore left knee, still was not ready to make another attempt Sunday. "There's no change …" coach Mike Shanahan said after Haynesworth missed his fourth straight day of practicing with the team. "He's still sore, irritated, getting treatment, working out."

Seahawks: The team signed first-round draft pick Earl Thomas (14th overall, safety, Texas) to a five-year, $21.1 million deal, with $12.32 million guaranteed.

Steelers: Kicker Jeff Reed isn't happy after learning he won't be signed to the multiyear contract he expected after being named the franchise player. Reed, who signed a one-year deal for $2.81 million, can become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He is a league-best 77-for-87 (88.5 percent) on field goals since 2007. Reed, 31, saw the Raiders give Sebastian Janikowski a four-year, $16 million deal, with $9 million guaranteed.

Titans: Newly signed defensive end Derrick Morgan, the 16th overall pick, signed his five-year deal but was sidelined by a tight left calf.

Jets star corner refuses to report 08/01/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 10:59pm]
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