Jets coach Todd Bowles said Monday that cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a “mild” hamstring strain in last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks.
Mild as it may be, it has been enough to keep Revis from taking part in practice yet this week. Revis was a non-participant in Wednesday’s session and didn’t have his helmet with him during the portion of Thursday’s practice that was open to the media.
Missing practices during the week doesn’t mean that a player with Revis’ experience is going to sit out come the weekend, but it would certainly seem to be something more than a slim possibility that the Jets will take the field in Pittsburgh without him on Sunday. Whatever the struggles that Revis had in the opening weeks of the season, the Jets will need as many hands on deck as they can find to deal with a strong Steelers offense so Revis’ absence would be a big one.
Wide receiver Eric Decker, who missed last Sunday with a shoulder injury, was also without a helmet on Thursday. Right guard Brian Winters also remains out with a concussion he suffered while delivering a hit to Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett that drew a flag for unnecessary roughness.