As we’ve seen, Darrelle Revis’ mouth works just fine. Now the question is: How’s his wrist?
The Jets have been taking a cautious approach with the cornerback, easing him in slowly on the field. Saturday marked only the second time in camp that he practiced fully, but it appears that Revis is right on schedule.
“No, man. Everything fine,” he said, adding that he hasn’t experienced any residual soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist after Friday’s extra-physical practice. “I think the more I jam, the more I get reps out there on the field, and going against some of our receivers, is definitely helping me to strengthen it more. You start getting that push and tug at the line of scrimmage in bump and run. It’s definitely helping me.”
Revis, 31, certainly worked up a sweat Friday. He got into a heated exchange with teammate Brandon Marshall on the practice field, and the two had to be separated after Marshall took a swing at Revis. A day later, Revis brushed off the incident as “just football” and the result of two highly competitive athletes “trying to do a job here.”
Asked about his recovery, he insisted he’s on the right track.
“I’m just trying to get back in the mix and do the things that can get me in shape,” he said after Saturday’s session. “It’s only second practice. Right now I’ve got to whip myself into shape. I haven’t played ball since the Buffalo game [in Week 17]. So I’m trying to get my reps up as much as I can.”
RB Pierce still hurt
It sounds as if Bernard Pierce could be shown the door if he doesn’t show anything else on the field. Asked about the running back’s lingering hamstring injury, coach Todd Bowles said: “As camp goes, there’s a problem if you stay in the training room when you just got here and you haven’t shown yourself. As the running backs get healthy, those who make plays obviously get to play.”
Pierce, a third-round pick out of Temple (Bowles’ alma mater), played for the Ravens (2012-14) and Jaguars (2015).
Speaking of running backs, Bowles said Saturday that he isn’t sure if Matt Forte will practice Monday or Tuesday. The team will practice in pads those days . . . The starting cornerback competition between Buster Skrine and Marcus Williams is “going pretty good,” Bowles said. But he added: “It’s camp right now. We need to play in some games to see the final results.”