Wayne, Colts in "Disagreement"
WR Reggie Wayne (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
WR Reggie Wayne (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Posted Jun 4, 2010


The Colts had to come from behind to beat the upstart Jets, 30-17, in the AFC Championship Game in January, and both teams are frontrunners to again be serious contenders for the conference title again next winter. But two of the brightest stars of that matchup are voicing significant displeasure with their contracts.

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis helped limit wide receiver Reggie Wayne to three catches for 55 yards that day, and Colts quarterback Peyton Manning eventually turned his focus to Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie.

It was the final in a string of dominating performances by Revis against the league's elite receivers in 2009, and yet the runner up for NFL Defensive Player of the Year is scheduled to earn just $1 million in his fourth season.

"We remain committed to trying to get something done within reason that's good for Darrelle and good for the team," general manager Mike Tannenbaum said. "Hopefully he'll be here not only for the short-term, but the long-term."

Revis skipped the Jets' voluntary minicamp this week, and Wayne said he will sit out the Colts' mandatory camp over the weekend.

Wayne is scheduled to earn $5.47 million this season and $5.95 million in 2011 in the final two years of his contract.

"I have tremendous respect for Jim Irsay, Bill Polian and the entire Indianapolis Colts organization, but at this time, we are in disagreement concerning my contract situation," Wayne said in an e-mailed statement to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "Therefore, I will not be attending this weekend's minicamp.

"I will continue training diligently in Florida, as I have each offseason since my rookie year, to ensure that I am fully ready for this season," he wrote. "I hope that a fair resolution can be reached in the not-too-distant future that allows me to achieve my goal of playing my entire career with the Indianapolis Colts."

For the Jets, Revis could soon be joined by center Nick Mangold, who attended the minicamp but is also looking for a new deal before the start of the season.

Mangold said he and his agents "decided at the beginning of OTAs it wouldn't behoove me to miss any time. And as we move forward, we'll keep making decisions as new events come around. It's an ongoing decision-making process. It's fluid."


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