The New York Jets signed first-round pick Darrelle Revis yesterday, ending the touted cornerback's lengthy holdout.
Revis, selected 14th overall after New York traded up to draft him, missed 22 practices -- including yesterday's single session -- since training camp started July 27.
"It was tough," Revis said. "I was frustrated for a while, but I just looked at the positive side of it and let my agents handle it."
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team and Revis's agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, agreed in principle to a deal late Tuesday night, terms of which were not disclosed.
"We're glad it's over," Tannenbaum said.
Tannenbaum said Revis had already received his playbook from coach Eric Mangini and would participate in the team's walkthrough today. It was uncertain if Revis would play against Minnesota tomorrow night.
The holdup in negotiations reportedly stemmed from the length of the contract. The Jets were looking to sign Revis to a six-year deal, while the cornerback wanted a five-year contract.
The only remaining first-round holdout is top overall pick JaMarcus Russell, the LSU quarterback selected by Oakland.
The conference call came two days after Vick's two remaining codefendants scheduled plea hearings, presumably agreeing to testify against Vick if his federal dogfighting conspiracy case goes to trial as scheduled Nov. 26.
Spokesman Collins R. Spencer III declined to say whether Vick and his lawyers were discussing a possible plea agreement in hopes of reducing his punishment and perhaps allowing him to eventually resume his NFL career.