Decision On Revis’ Status To Come Saturday; Cornerback Says He’s Ready To Play
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets will make a decision on the availability of Darrelle Revis before the team travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday for their game against the Steelers.
Coach Rex Ryan said on Thursday that the status of the star cornerback, who’s recovering from a concussion, remains unchanged: Revis is cleared for physical activity, but not contact. The team will monitor Revis throughout the day, but Ryan said if Revis “is not 100 percent, he won’t play. It’s as simple as that.”
“I’m not real sure (about Revis playing),” Ryan said on Wednesday. “The NFL protocol (says) there’s stages you have to get to. You have to take care of your player No. 1, and that’s the way it should be. Unless he’s ready to go, you don’t put him out there — period.”
Revis was injured on Sunday in the season opener against Buffalo when teammate Bart Scott accidentally kicked him in the head, but the four-time Pro Bowler said that he’s ready to go if he gets the call.
“I feel good, I feel pretty good,” Revis told reporters on Wednesday. “I feel like I can play this week.”
Ryan said that if Revis isn’t cleared by Saturday, he won’t fly to Pittsburgh with the team. Revis must be cleared by the team physician and an independent neurological consultant.
Before leaving the game in the fourth quarter on Sunday, the three-time All Pro recorded five tackles and had a first-quarter interception of Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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