Revis Island currently is under construction.
The Jets announced that cornerback Darrelle Revis will be limited during their offseason program after undergoing surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn wrist ligament. He’ll have to wear a hard cast for two to three months, the team said, but is expected to be fully healed by training camp in late July.
According to a source, Revis injured his wrist early in the season, likely around Week 3. The pain lingered until after the season and, upon evaluation, it was discovered that Revis had been playing with a torn ligament.
His surgery was performed by wrist and hand specialist Charles Melone, the director of hand surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.
Revis missed two games late last season because of a concussion and also was listed on the official injury reports for groin, hip and hamstring injuries. Revis, and the Jets, made no mention of the wrist injury. Although the wrist pain lingered throughout the season, he apparently never realized the severity of the injury.
It might have contributed to some of Revis’ subpar performances in 2015. He occasionally struggled with speedy receivers and was beaten while playing soft coverage — i.e., against Sammy Watkins (11 catches for 136 yards) in the Week 17 loss at Buffalo. He withdrew from the Pro Bowl because of shoulder soreness.
Upshaw, Norwood visit. Former Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw and Broncos receiver/kick returner Jordan Norwood visited the Jets on Thursday, Newsday confirmed.
Upshaw, 26, won’t fit the team’s pass-rushing needs, but he’s a run-stuffer off the edge who likely would be a rotational player in Todd Bowles’ defense. The former Alabama player was the Ravens’ first pick (No. 35 overall) in the 2012 draft.
He finished the 2015 season with 51 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. In four seasons in Baltimore, he had five sacks.
Norwood’s 61-yard punt return helped the Broncos defeat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Since going undrafted in 2009, he has played for four teams in six years, including two stints with the Browns. He caught 22 passes for 207 yards in 11 games last season.