Jets Cornerback Darrelle Revis Expected to Play Sunday, and Other AFC East News

Erik FrenzSenior Writer ISeptember 21, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets walks to the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills  during their season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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After missing last week's contest with a concussion, it looks like Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is set for takeoff against the Miami Dolphins.

Reports from Conor Orr of the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger indicate that the shutdown cornerback has been cleared for practice, and has stated himself that he will play.

The Dolphins don't have a top threat at wide receiver, but the Revis effect was felt in full this past Sunday against the Steelers, when both cornerbacks Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson each gave up receptions on five of five passes thrown in their respective directions.

The Jets' defensive game plan will likely focus on taking away running back Reggie Bush, but Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill looked to be getting in rhythm with wide receiver Brian Hartline last week. The Dolphins don't feature a top threat at wide receiver, so Hartline could be the one drawing Revis' attention.

Here's some more news, notes and analysis around the AFC East this Friday morning.


Miami Dolphins

Bleacher Report Dolphins featured columnist Alessandro Miglio gives us his defensive strategy for the Dolphins to shut down the Jets.

Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post writes that the Dolphins' players are all a bit more excited this week in preparation for the New York Jets.


New England Patriots

Ian Rapoport of thinks the Patriots are simply experimenting with their offense in benching wide receiver Wes Welker for Julian Edelman.

Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi of ESPN Boston break down the upcoming game between the Ravens and the Patriots.


New York Jets

TJ Rosenthal of gives his take on the media's constant criticism of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Kristian Dyer of reports that Revis may not be the only one eyeing a return on Sunday—safety Eric Smith is hoping to make a comeback in Miami.


Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown of writes that the Bills' offense has evolved into a versatile attack, capable of doing damage in both the running and passing game.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News writes that Bills safety Jairus Byrd is recovering from his mysterious foot injury.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.