Jets CB Darrelle Revis Still Not Cleared For Contact
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who suffered a mild concussion in the Jets Sunday win over the Buffalo Bills, still hasn\’t been cleared for live contact as of midday Thursday, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. Cimini indicates that the All-Pro corner won\’t practice for a second consecutive day on Thursday, which puts his status for the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in serious doubt.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said on Wednesday that Revis was cleared for physical activity, but not for contact, during his Wednesday talk with the media. Ryan said on Thursday, “If he\’s not 100 percent, Darrelle won\’t play, it\’s as simple as that.”
Cimini reports that Ryan said that he expects to make a decision on Revis before the team leaves for Pittsburgh on Saturday, because they will not want to put a concussed player on an airplane.
“By Saturday, we\’d better know something, whether he\’s going or not,” Ryan said via the report by Cimini.
Revis suffered the injury Sunday when linebacker Bart Scott kicked him in the head while both were attempting to tackle Bills running back C.J. Spiller. Early reports suggested that Revis would be good to go and now Friday becomes a key practice day for Revis. Should he miss the Sunday game in Pittsburgh it will be nickel cornerback Kyle Wilson that would get the start in his place and backup Ellis Lankster would then likely come in as the nickel back in the Jets sub package.