Cornerback Darrelle Revis not only is required by the New York Jets to attend their voluntary workouts that start April 15 in New Jersey, but he has a financial incentive to be there.
His contract includes $3 million in bonuses linked his participation in offseason workouts, ESPNNew York.com reported Sunday.
Revis has spent time in Arizona with a personal trainer rehabbing his knee after anterior cruciate ligament surgery last fall cut his 2012 season short. But he's expected to return to the team before the workouts begin next week.
The subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason, Revis faces an uncertain future heading into the NFL Draft later this month. The Jets reportedly have gauged the interest of other teams in Revis, to his chagrin. That could make for an uncomfortable situation when he arrives for workouts with the team.
"We have a fine medical staff. We have a great training staff. We have tremendous facilities, so we feel that we have a lot to offer Darrelle and all of our players," Jets general manager John Idzik said at the NFL Draft Combine in February. "We would hope that they would be there, but at the end of the day, it's what's best for Darrelle, how can we get him to clear medically and get back to the field to where he was before as quickly as possible."
According to Revis' four-year, $46 million contract, which he renegotiated in 2010, he's required to attend all mandatory or non-mandatory offseason activities, ESPN.com reported. If he doesn't participate in approximately 80 percent of the workouts, he loses a $1 million workout bonus, a $1 million roster bonus and a $1 million bonus for reporting to training camp.
Revis will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and the combination of his contract and his recovery from the knee injury have created uncertainty for potential suitors in a trade. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only team that has been mentioned prominently as a possible trade partner.