Newly-signed Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was spotted in Foxborough Tuesday as Patriots players reported for voluntary workouts.
— Gary Dzen (@GaryDzen) April 22, 2014
Revis joined quarterback Tom Brady and the team’s entire receiving as players who were in attendance.
What’s the deal with these workouts? Several Patriots players have bonuses tied to them. This from the Globe’s Ben Volin:
It was unclear if new cornerback Brandon Browner was in attendance, but he was likely involved given his $250,000 workout bonus. He is one of several Patriots getting a bonus to attend the voluntary offseason program. Three other players are also getting $250,000 (Rob Gronkowski, Logan Mankins, Mayo). Vince Wilfork gets $200,000, and four players get $100,000 (Rob Ninkovich, Shane Vereen, Stephen Gostkowski, Slater), among others. In most cases, players must participate in 80-90 percent of workouts to receive their bonuses. Those without workout bonuses, like Revis, get paid $175 per session. Per NFL rules, the Patriots can hold four practices per week, and none on the weekend.
You can watch the full video of Pats players lifting weights on Patriots.com.