PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been limited in practice by a sore hamstring; but he says it won’t stop him from playing this Sunday against the Steelers.
Revis was a hold out in the preseason and missed the first two regular season games because of a contract dispute. When he returned to the team, he injured his left hamstring.
When asked about his hamstring and status for Sunday’s game, coach Rex Ryan said, “his hamstring is just a little tight. It’s not like he pulled it or anything. You’d rather be a little more cautious there.”
Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace said he will be a little disappointed if Revis does not play. On Wednesday Wallace said he wanted to match up against Revis to prove to the league that he is the best receiver.
The Jets will need Revis to play on Sunday after Ryan announced some changes to his injured secondary. Starting Jets safety Eric Smith will sit out with a concussion, safety Jim Leonhard is out for the season with a broken shin.
A replacement for Smith and Leonhard, James Ihedigbo did not practice while he recovers from a high ankle sprain and knee injury; Ryan, however, is hopeful he’ll play.