First, let's get the good news out of the way. Rookie cornerback Kyle Wilson signed his rookie contract Saturday, meaning that all their draft picks are now signed and good to go for the season. He's expected to be the nickel back behind Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie and down the line, big things are expected from him.
Just as they were with Revis, the Jets' last first round cornerback. Revis went above and beyond all expectations, and now he wants to be paid more than any other cornerback in the NFL. This isn't exactly breaking news, but on the eve of training camp, he remains a no-show. So far, he's only skipped the conditioning test, but if he doesn't show up by 5:30, it's officially a holdout.
What would that mean? First, Revis would stand to lose $16,000 per day he misses camp. And if he doesn't show up by August 10th, he loses the guaranteed money in the last two years of his rookie contract ($10 million per year). It's no real surprise he's not in camp right now, and a long-term deal seems like a longshot. The two sides are apparently talking again, however, so a short-term solution could be in the cards.
While Revis didn't show up for his first conditioning test, rookie runningback Joe McKnight failed his on Friday. Today, the USC product passed the test, so he will be good to go for training camp. After being criticized for a lack of conditioning in mini-camp, not passing his first test in training camp was a disturbing sign, but hopefully this story can fade away now.
Laveranues Coles officially signed a one-year deal with the Jets yesterday to be the third receiver while Santonio Holmes is suspended. While Coles has been a little bit selfish in the past, he admitted that he's an "insurance policy" who has a "slim chance" of being there after four games. Coles's self-awareness and the Jets' honesty towards him are very positive signs if this marriage is going to work for a third time. With Holmes, Braylon Edwards, and Jerricho Cotchery in the fold, Coles is a luxury the Jets don't necessarily need, but if he's on board with coming in and playing a limited role, it's a great little signing.
Finally, the Jets placed Kris Jenkins (hamstring) and Kellen Clemens (calf) on the PUP list to start training camp. Neither injury is considered serious. For Jenkins, the injury stems from a hamstring graft used to repair his torn ACL last season. He's said he's progressing quickly, but it's not a surprise that the big guy isn't completely ready for camp just yet.