Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis made it official by saying Thursday that he won't play against the Bills on Sunday. Revis hasn't practiced since injuring his hamstring in the first half of the Jets' 28-14 win over the Patriots two weeks ago. He told New York reporters that he is feeling better, but won't get back on the field until he's 100 percent.
"As bad as we want him to play, we want him to play the whole season," said Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Revis held out all of training camp seeking a new contract. While he might have reported in good shape, it was probably a mistake playing him so much in the first two games. His should have been limited until he was in complete football shape. Not doubt the strained hamstring due to muscle fatigue from being overworked.
Ryan said his optimistism that outside linebacker Calvin Pace would return Sunday has diminished after Pace didn't participate in practice Thursday. Ryan hasn't ruled Pace out yet, but don't expect to see him on Sunday. Pace, the Jets' best pass rusher, hasn't played since having surgery after breaking a foot in the third preseason game.
Meanwhile, outside linebacker Calvin Pace (foot) wasn't able to practice Thursday and probably won't play Sunday either. Pace, the Jets' best pass rusher, has not play this season since getting injured in the preseason.
Also expected to be out are outside linebacker and special teamer Jamaal Westerman (ankle) and offensive tackle Wayne Hunter (shin). Right tackle Damien Woody missed practice for the second straight day for personal reasons, but is expected back Friday. Center Nick Mangold (shoulder) and outside linebacker Jason Taylor (elbow) were limited, but should play Sunday.