Darrelle Revis, Jets Reach Agreement on Eve of Season

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NFL wide receivers are about to get their tickets punched for an unwelcome trip to Revis Island.

All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed to a new four-year deal late Sunday night, ending his 36 day holdout and seven-month stalemate and coming into camp just a week before the regular season starts, ESPN reported.

"It not has only been hard on u guys, but it has for me too," Revis posted on his Twitter page early Monday morning. "I just want to tell yall that I'm sorry for this process and I can't wait to get back on the field."

Terms of the new contract have yet to be disclosed, but the New York Daily News reported that the deal was for $46 million with $32 million guaranteed. The star racked up $578,305 in fines due to the holdout, but it remains unclear if they will be taken out of the new deal or assessed some other way.

Over the weekend, Jets head coach Rex Ryan flew to South Florida to meet with Revis and his uncle, former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert. Their meeting seems to have addressed some lingering concerns from both parties and contract negotiations started between the team and Revis' agent shortly thereafter.

Revis is expected to join the team on Labor Day.

"This is an intermediate step to what we hope is an entire career of Darrelle as a Jet," general manager Mike Tannenbaum said on a conference call.

Revis made $15 million over his first three seasons in the league after being selected 14th in the 2007 draft. He quickly became one of the premiere defensive players in the league, routinely shutting down the opposing team's best receiver. He was set to make $1 million this year, but wanted to be paid as the highest-paid cornerback in the league. He was asking for $16 million a year.

The team previously offered a 10-year, $120 million deal and a four-year, $40 million deal, but each carried small amounts of guaranteed money. Revis' agents wanted $162 million over ten years.

Selected Reading: ESPN, NY Daily News, Yahoo

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