Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters that Revis was limited in practice and would need to be cleared by doctors Friday in order to play.
Revis said he's eager to return, but emphasized the importance of making sure he's completely healthy before returning.
"My job is to get back healthy and get back on the field. I will be back on the field soon," Revis said, via ESPN.com. "That's how I look at it. You don't wish a concussion or any type of injury on anyone. This is what we signed up for. But at the same time, if you have an injury or a blow to the head ... you just have to follow the protocol and get back as healthy as you can."
Saving Revis for the stretch run, and making sure he has fresh legs, are infinitely more important. And if Bowles can continue to find ways to scheme around his absence in the meantime, all the better.
It will be interesting to see what Revis looks like when he takes the field again. He had a tough game against DeAndre Hopkins a week after he had one difficult moment against Sammy Watkins. While facing those two in consecutive weeks can greatly accelerate rumors of your demise, there is no question Revis wants to come out and shut down a wide receiver so he can shut up everybody.
Here's the rest of Thursday's injury news we are tracking:
- Broncos running backs C.J. Anderson (ankle) and Ronnie Hillman (ankle) both didn't practice. NFL Media's James Palmer reported that the two are expected to be full participants Friday, according to coach Gary Kubiak. Vernon Davis has been cleared from concussion protocol and will be ready to play Sunday, added Palmer.