FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis’ availability for Sunday’s game likely will be a game-time decision.
“Right now, he’s hurt,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said Thursday. “Unless he gets better, it’ll go right up until game time. He’s been progressing and feeling better. We’ll see on Sunday morning.”
For a second straight day, the cornerback did not practice because of a “minor strain” in his left hamstring. If he’s unable to face the Steelers, expect rookie corner Juston Burris to play.
Back to basics (again)
Last season, the Jets dug themselves out of a 1-5 slump by going “back to basics with things,” offensive coordinator Chan Gailey told reporters on Dec. 16. And on Thursday, Gailey reiterated that.
“I think that the more you’re around each other, the more comfortable you get. You think you can do this and you think you can do that and we think we can get this called,” he said when asked about communication issues this year compared to 2015. “We kind of need to get back to basics where we started on this thing. Get back to what we did well for the most part last year. I think we’ve tried to limit some of that other stuff that we were thinking about trying to do and bring it back in.”
Matt Forte (ribs/knee) did get X-rays of his ribs after last Sunday’s loss to Seattle — Bowles had been asked on Monday about Forte getting an X-ray and said at the time, “Not to my knowledge” — but the running back insisted the injury won’t be a factor this week. “I think everybody freaked out about an X-ray, which if you have an injury, you probably want to get an X-ray just to make sure everything’s OK. But I’m fine,” said Forte, who practiced fully . . . Rookie WR Jalin Marshall (torn labrum) was limited for the first time since injuring a shoulder against the Chiefs on Sept. 25. So were LT Ryan Clady (shoulder) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle). WR Eric Decker and QB Bryce Petty (shoulders), RG Brian Winters (concussion) and TE Braedon Bowman (knee) did not practice.