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No progress on new deal for Revis

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis has been with his New York Jets teammates for every offseason workout, and the All-Pro cornerback always planned to be around for mandatory minicamp.

When it comes to training camp, though, he's still not sure whether he'll report on time.

"I can't answer that question right now," Revis said with a smile after the Jets' first minicamp practice Tuesday.

Revis has two years remaining on the $46 million deal he signed in 2010 -- termed a "Band-Aid" contract by the team and Revis' agents -- and said there has been no movement, as far as he knows, on talks with the team on possibly re-doing his deal.

"I haven't talked to my agents," Revis said. "So, I can't really speak on that right now."

Revis held out of training camp before signing his rookie deal in 2007, and then again two years ago.

"This is my sixth year, and I've grown," he said. "I've been in a lot of situations and you guys have to remember, even when I was a rookie, my rookie contract, I came in late. The second one, it was the same type of scenario. We'll see."

While nothing appears scheduled at the moment, Revis thinks a sit-down with owner Woody Johnson and General Manager Mike Tannenbaum regarding his future is inevitable.

"Sooner or later, it has to," Revis said with a laugh. "I've got two more years left, so we'll see, and we'll go from there. Whatever's best for me and the organization, we'll get through it."

Also, Jets coach Rex Ryan says backup quarterback Tim Tebow will take snaps only with the second-team offense during the team's minicamp.


Around the league

*The Chicago Bears opened minicamp, and one key piece remained missing -- Matt Forte. The Pro Bowl running back was absent as expected, with his franchise-player tender remaining unsigned as the staredown with management continues.

*The New England Patriots have claimed tight end Jake Ballard off waivers from the New York Giants. Ballard, 24, spent two seasons with the Giants after being signed as a rookie free agent out of Ohio State in 2010. He was released by the Giants on Monday after he failed a physical. Ballard tore the ACL in his left knee during the Giants' Super Bowl win over the Patriots.

*Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed skipped the Baltimore Ravens' mandatory minicamp Tuesday. Under the NFL collective bargaining agreement, Reed can be fined up to $63,000 if he misses all three days of practices. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he hasn't spoken with Reed, adding, "I'm not sure what the situation is."

*One day after the Jacksonville Jaguars took a strong stance on Maurice Jones-Drew's contract situation, the running back made his feelings equally clear by skipping the opening day of a mandatory minicamp.

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