Darrelle Revis Cleared for Contact, May Play for New York Jets in Week 3

Adam WaksmanCorrespondent IIISeptember 20, 2012

CORTLAND, NY - JULY 27:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets works out at Jets Training Camp at SUNY Cortland on July 27, 2012 in Cortland, New York.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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It has just been announced (via Fox News) that New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis has finally been cleared for contact. He will participate with contact in Thursday's practice.

Revis was kicked in the head accidentally by linebacker Bart Scott toward the end of a Week 1 victory against the Buffalo Bills. The injury, which initially seemed minor, resulted in Revis missing the Week 2 game in Pittsburgh.

The absence of Revis was glaring in Week 2 as the Jets fell 27-10 to the Steelers.

Now that Revis has been cleared for contact, Jets fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Barring unforeseen events, Revis should be able to play on Sunday in Miami. Said head coach Rex Ryan (also via Fox News):

I could say that I expect him to play, but again, I am going to leave that to the doctors and the trainers. He's cleared for contact.

Ryan likes to be cautious with his words to the media. However, that quote is strong evidence that Revis will play on Sunday.

After the upcoming game against the Miami Dolphins, the Jets play the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans. Arguably the two toughest teams in the NFL, it is important that the Jets head into that stretch 2-1 and not 1-2.

 

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