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Darrelle Revis not cleared for contact

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The Jets returned to the practice field on Wednesday, but cornerback Darrelle Revis won’t be able to join his teammates.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Revis has been cleared to resume physical activity after suffering a concussion in the season-opening victory over the Bills. That means he can run and lift, but he hasn’t yet been cleared for contact and, as a result, won’t be able to participate in practice. Missing practice shouldn’t be a huge deal for a player with Revis’ experience and the fact that he’s been given some clearance would seem to bode well for his chances of playing against the Steelers.

Ultimately that choice isn’t in the hands of Revis or the coaches. As Florio pointed out on Tuesday, Revis’ status is up to an independent neurologist because of the NFL’s concussion protocols. The fact that the Jets are calling it a “mild” concussion means nothing because a player either has or hasn’t been concussed under the terms of the program. Revis will have to pass all of the tests before he’s allowed to get back on the field.

If he can’t, the Jets will turn to Kyle Wilson as a starting corner across from Antonio Cromartie. Wilson had an interception against Buffalo, but he’s still a big step down from Revis on the field.

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21 Responses to “Darrelle Revis not cleared for contact”
  1. insanelomein2 says: Sep 12, 2012 12:22 PM

    Antonio Cromartie clears himself from contact

  2. chevbo says: Sep 12, 2012 12:31 PM

    He better be able to play. Jets D will be in trouble if not. Week 1 exposed a weak rush D and with Kyle Wilson as a #2 CB, the Steelers will have a field day. The offense will have to produce again to keep the possibilities of a victory in sight.

  3. Steeley McBeam says: Sep 12, 2012 12:39 PM

    We want the Jets at full strength, get back on the field Revis.

  4. florioblowsbigdee says: Sep 12, 2012 12:44 PM

    Sounds like you guys are hoping for Revis not to play. Weak.

  5. gordoom says: Sep 12, 2012 12:50 PM

    Will tebow go 2-0 against Pittsburgh?

  6. steelersownyou says: Sep 12, 2012 12:50 PM

    Damn right we don’t want him to play! Nobody cried for us last week with no harrison & no clark!

  7. sudz28 says: Sep 12, 2012 1:04 PM

    “Sounds like you guys are hoping for Revis not to play. Weak.”

    Who guys? I only see one post from an obvious Steelers fan, and he states bluntly that we want Revis to play. As a fellow Steelers fan, I completely agree – bring your A players!

  8. spellingcops says: Sep 12, 2012 1:14 PM

    The best part about this game is that one of these teams is going to lose.

  9. dougydougdoug says: Sep 12, 2012 1:48 PM

    spellingcops:

    Yes! Unfortunately, they BOTH can’t lose. However, a tie would almost be a good thing. They’d both have a half-game disadvantage against their respective divisional rivals.

  10. adx321 says: Sep 12, 2012 1:50 PM

    These concussion tests are hilarious

    They are nothing more than a computerized reaction/timing test that all players take before the season starts then after.

    It’s called the Impact test

    Any smart player just does poorly the first time to create a low baseline then there will be no measurable dropoff even if they are concussed.

  11. dkrauss93 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:01 PM

    I still haven’t forgot the AFC Championship game… The Jets will be looking for revenge and ill be the first I say it, if there’s no Revis then Big Ben is going to have Wallace or Brown open on most plays and the Jets won’t be able to score against Pit like they did against Buffalo and it will be a long afternoon

  12. butkusditka says: Sep 12, 2012 2:08 PM

    That defense will have a different attitude altogether with Harrison on the field. Jets O looked effective against buffalo as well. This oughta be fun!

  13. kev86 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:26 PM

    I like the Steelers in their home opener considering they are 0-1 and playing the little brother team in ny.

    Steelers at Giants on 11/4 will be a slugfest.

  14. 49ersgiants4life says: Sep 12, 2012 2:29 PM

    I hope he doesn’t play I have mike Wallace on my fantasy team!

  15. frenzy95 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:48 PM

    49ersgiants4life says: Sep 12, 2012 2:29 PM
    I hope he doesn’t play I have mike Wallace on my fantasy team!

    ____________________________________________________

    Me too!

  16. EJ says: Sep 12, 2012 3:37 PM

    The Steelers are going to beat on the Jets this week, with or without Revis.

  17. jetfanoverseas says: Sep 12, 2012 4:27 PM

    Wilson has become a real good CB, but which CB in football is not a big step down from Revis?

  18. dogman9 says: Sep 12, 2012 4:30 PM

    @kev86

    news flash: Nobody cares about the NY Giants anymore. All the good feelings from last year are gone now that you lost to your rival opening day.

    Everyone WILL care about the NY Giants if they lose to the Bucs this Sunday, a very real possibility, and find themselves 0-2 and last place in NFC East.

  19. randallflagg52 says: Sep 12, 2012 5:12 PM

    I expect the Jets to walk away with an easy win here. Roethlisberger is as overrated as they come. How steeler fans consider him elite is beyond me.

  20. ghjjf says: Sep 12, 2012 8:22 PM

    Bills are a cupcake, Steelers are a contender, Revis or no Revis the Jests will lose.

  21. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 12, 2012 9:34 PM

    Revis combines the skills of Deon Sanders, Herb Adderley and Dick “Night Train” Lane!

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