FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets are slowly easing in Darrelle Revis and Matt Forte on purpose.
“I worry about them getting back the right way and not rushing back,” coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday, after both players practiced on a limited basis for the first time in training camp. “So they can come back the right way and not get hurt as opposed to rushing back and getting hurt again.”
Revis, who underwent wrist surgery in March, participated in individual drills before lining up opposite Marcus Williams for one team period. But after that, he was done.
“We don’t want to do too much with him,” Bowles said of his cornerback. “We just want him to get his feet and get him used to moving around there again. So as the days go by we’ll inch him back little by little.”
The same goes for Forte, their No. 1 running back who’s been sidelined since camp began with a hamstring injury. “We’re going to just take it easy and just start getting him some work little by little.”
After missing the first four practices with an excused absence, Sheldon Richardson returned to work. “It’s good to be back,” the defensive tackle said. “Shaking off the rust a little bit.”
Although he can play in the preseason, Richardson was suspended for the regular-season opener for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. He was arrested following a high-speed chase with Missouri police in July 2015. He also was suspended four games last year for a second failed drug test.
G James Carpenter (hamstring) was activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list . . . TE Zach Sudfeld (sore knee), CB Dexter McDougle and RB Bernard Pierce (hamstrings) did not practice.