FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis already has begun contemplating his future — and a position change.
“There will probably be conversations in the future about, maybe, moving my position to safety,” the Jets cornerback said Thursday in an interview on WFAN radio. “But as of right now, I still feel I can play at a high level, and play the cornerback position at a high level.”
Some of the game’s best cornerbacks have made the move, including Charles Woodson and Rod Woodson. But while a position shift may be in Revis’ not-so-distant future, the Jets aren’t considering making any moves just yet.
“I see him playing corner right now,” coach Todd Bowles said. “I don’t see a future. Right now I just see the present.”
Revis participated in team drills for only the second time in training camp and had a good day. “He ran better today,” Bowles said of Revis, who had an impressive pass breakup of a pass from Geno Smith to Kenbrell Thompkins. “He’s got to get in football shape because he missed a couple days. He was OK overall.”
Revis acknowledged on-air that his right wrist injury last season, which required surgery in March, hindered his trademark bump-and-run coverage, affecting his overall game.
“It was pretty bad,” he said. “But I fought through it. As long as I can run and continue to do my job and not be a distraction or hindrance to the defense, [I’ll play]. Sometimes I had to overcompensate with the left arm. When I’d try to jam, I would use the left hand as a guidance and then try to bring my right hand into it. In the past, that was one of my biggest strengths of my game — the ability to play bump and run.”
Forte likely out.
“It’s safe to say” that running back Matt Forte (hamstring) will miss next Thursday’s preseason opener against Jacksonville, Bowles said. Though he insisted Forte hasn’t suffered a setback, the plan remains to take things slowly. As for whether their No. 1 back will miss the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the Bengals, Bowles said: “Right now, he’s not in jeopardy of missing any time. But we’ll see as the days go by.”
Wilkerson gives update. Muhammad Wilkerson said of his injured leg, “I’m feeling pretty good. The leg is getting better each and every day. I’ll be ready for Week 1. The only thing I can’t do is the limits you have on the PUP. I can’t hit shields and things like that.”
Jet-cetera. Thursday was a rest day for Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and David Harris. Smith took first-team reps in Fitzpatrick’s absence . . . Quarterback Bryce Petty had a good day, tossing three touchdown passes, including an 80-yard bomb to Jalin Marshall . . . Running back Matthew Tucker was signed and running back Terry Williams, who was signed on Wednesday, was waived.