FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis, who hasn’t been cleared to do anything other than “light exercise,” is not expected to play against the Giants on Sunday because of the lingering effects of a concussion, coach Todd Bowles said.
“I don’t think so,” Bowles said Thursday. “He didn’t do anything today, so it’s more than likely he won’t play.”
Revis would miss his second straight game. Marcus Williams, who replaced him in Sunday’s 38-20 win over Miami, will be a “game-time decision” because of a sprained MCL, Bowles said. Buster Skrine would start if Williams is inactive.
Linebacker Calvin Pace (abdomen) was limited in practice. Bowles said he was hopeful the veteran would be able to play.
Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey was encouraged about wide receiver Devin Smith after the second-round pick notched his first touchdown catch on Sunday, a 16-yarder from Ryan Fitzpatrick.
“He continues to get better and that was a big catch for him for the touchdown,” Gailey said. “But earlier in the game he had a big second-and-18 catch, too. That was huge. So he’ll continue to develop, and the more he develops the more it helps our football team. He continues to do the little things a little bit better each week and we’ve just got to keep bringing him on. It’s his responsibility to get better, too, but we’ve got to just help bring him on.”
Smith, who has had a difficult first season, has nine catches for 115 yards. On Sunday, he caught two balls for 33 yards.
Giving him Fitz
Gailey on Fitzpatrick, who continues to go head-first instead of sliding and protecting himself when he is running: “He still hasn’t learned to slide. But the other stuff, he’s gotten better at.”