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Todd Bowles impressed with Darrelle Revis' team-first attitude

Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets

Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets celebrates after recovering a fumble by Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 21, 2015 in Indianapolis. Credit: Getty Images / Joe Robbins

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Darrelle Revis is no diva.

Jets coach Todd Bowles knew all about the cornerback's ability before he signed as a free agent in March, but he's been pleased to see how well Revis' personality "blends in with the other guys."

"I knew he was very bright, I knew he was very dedicated, but to see it day in and day out and to see how he jells and how he prepares is impressive," Bowles said. "I've been on teams where there's stars that don't fit in and are just all about themselves. And he's a team-first guy and he's all about winning."

Bowles also noted that Revis -- who has two interceptions and three fumble recoveries in four games -- is playing "like he's still 22, 23 years old."

"Just his love of the game and the way he prepares is more impressive than him actually playing," he added.

Revis will be profiled on Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," in which he discusses his humble beginnings in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, the meaning behind the moniker "Revis Island" and his philosophy on contract negotiations.

"You got to be willing to take risk," he told "60 Minutes."

"I have five contracts in seven years. That's . . . never heard of. If you're the best, you should expect to get paid -- to be the best."

Asked if he's the best cornerback in the NFL, Revis said: "I don't even get into that, but my stats and all of that stuff speaks for itself. And . . . the film doesn't lie."

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Antonio Cromartie (personal reasons), Jaiquawn Jarrett (knee), Chris Owusu (knee) and Marcus Williams (hamstring) did not practice. David Harris (quadriceps), Bilal Powell (groin), Willie Colon (knee) and Jeff Cumberland and Jamari Lattimore (concussions) were limited.


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