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Revis holds out, even as possible kiss awaits

CORTLAND, N.Y. — For the first time since February, when the Jets approached All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis about renegotiating a deal with three years remaining, coach Rex Ryan spoke Monday as if Revis will be holding out for the foreseeable future.

"We have to prepare like he's not going to be here," Ryan said. "If he comes walking through the door, that's fine. Someone will (probably) kiss him on the lips. It doesn't matter. We're getting this team ready. The guys that are here, we're getting ready."

Revis' camp has made it clear he's not reporting without a new deal, so the stalemate continues with no end in sight. Revis rejected a deal worth more than $100 million because not enough money is guaranteed.

Complicating matters is the involvement of his uncle, former defensive tackle Sean Gilbert, who once held out for an entire season in a contract dispute.

Jets owner Woody Johnson apparently has given up hope on having a new deal in place for the regular-season opener Sept. 13.

"There is no progress," he said. "No movement whatsoever."

Johnson was direct when asked if he believes they'll have something done for the opener.

"The answer is no," he said.

In other news, the Jets have extended the contract of special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff through next season. Westhoff, 62, said he'll likely retire then.

Browns: Coach Eric Mangini talked to players about the pitfalls of social media sites after cornerback Brandon McDonald recently posted a vulgar message (a joke, he said) directed at Cincinnati wide receiver Terrell Owens on his Twitter account.

Chargers: An injury plague has struck San Diego's left tackles. Presumptive starter Brandyn Dombrowski missed his second straight practice, and backup Nick Richmond will have arthroscopic knee surgery and miss two weeks. Veteran tackle Tra Thomas is out another week after having the same procedure last week. That left guard Tyronne Green to work with the first team at left tackle, a position he first assumed Saturday.

Colts: Reserve defensive lineman John Gill is expected to be inactive this season after a public intoxication arrest early Sunday. Indianapolis police found him passed out in a ditch. A police report said Gill tried to stand but kept falling.

COWBOYS: Dallas needs to find more tight ends — and fast. John Phillips, the No. 3 tight end last season as a rookie, is out for the season after tests confirmed that he tore the ACL in his right knee in the preseason opener Sunday. Both tight ends that came in after Phillips got banged up. Kevin Brock has a sprained left ankle, and Scott Sicko has a concussion, meaning there are no healthy tight ends behind Pro Bowl starter Jason Witten.

49ers: First-round picks Anthony Davis (right offensive tackle) and Mike Iupati (left guard) were named starters. The team needs a new starter at center after Eric Heitmann broke his left leg during practice. He will miss as long as two months.

Panthers: After the third-team offensive line struggled in a scrimmage, the Panthers signed tackle Jason Capizzi and claimed guard Andrew Crummey off waivers from Jacksonville.

Redskins: Albert Haynesworth returned to work as a $100 million backup, working at second-string nose tackle in his first full practice at training camp.

Texans: The team asked the NFL to reduce or rescind the four-game suspension given to linebacker Brian Cushing, saying he has a unique medical condition stemming from overtrained athlete syndrome. Cushing said the syndrome can trigger hormonal spikes after breaks in training, explaining why he would have tested positive for a fertility drug in September — a drug he said he never took.

Vikings: Receiver Percy Harvin missed a 15th straight practice, eight days after the death of his grandmother. Coach Brad Childress did not express concern about the length of the former Gator's leave. "Everybody grieves differently," he said.

Revis holds out, even as possible kiss awaits 08/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:08am]
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