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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis still holding out; coach Rex Ryan says nothing new to report

Three days of camp, and still no Darrelle Revis.

The New York Jets' All-Pro cornerback missed a second day of practice Tuesday while holding out in a contract dispute.

"Nothing really to report," coach Rex Ryan said after the morning practice.

The team said Monday that owner Woody Johnson told general manager Mike Tannenbaum to reach out to Revis' agents to reiterate their willingness to talk. Johnson again offered to be a part of any meeting.

Agent Neil Schwartz told The Associated Press that Tannenbaum called him "extremely late" Monday night. Schwartz would not discuss the conversation.

Revis is to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal but wants to become the league's highest-paid cornerback. He's seeking a deal higher than the three-year, $45.3 million extension Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha signed last offseason.

Revis is being fined $16,523 for each day he misses, starting with when the Jets reported for camp Sunday.

The possibility that it could be a long holdout isn't out of the question. Revis' uncle, former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert, sat out the entire 1997 season in a contract dispute. Gilbert, whom Revis confides in, ended up getting traded from Washington to Carolina and got the big payday he sought.

"I know Darrelle is close with Sean," Ryan said. "It's who he's being advised by — his agents and his family. That's what you want to surround yourself with when you make a huge decision about your future. You bring your family in, your agents and things like that. That's what you pay those guys to do, and you do what's best for you."

Until Revis shows, the Jets continue to work without him. Ryan added that the Jets' goal to be the No. 1 defense is still in place — with or without Revis.

"We're blunt-force trauma," Ryan said. "We admit that if Darrelle's not here, it's going to be more difficult. That's an obvious fact. You're taking the best corner in the league out of your defense. But by no means does that mean we're not going to still get it done. We will still get it done on defense."