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Todd Bowles says Darrelle Revis won’t be moved to safety this season

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis reacts after

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis reacts after breaking up a pass by the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets are using their final three games of the season as an audition of sorts, trying out younger players and sorting out what might help them next season.

One thing they won’t try out before the end of the year, however, is playing Darrelle Revis at safety. Revis is clearly not an elite cornerback anymore and has said previously that he would like to move to safety later in his career. That later, however, will not happen this year, said Jets coach Todd Bowles.

“No,” Bowles said. “He’s playing corner.”

Bowles did not rule out that the move could happen in the future.

“It’s not in our thought process right now,” Bowles said. “It’s something we may talk about in the offseason, but it’s not going to happen in the next three games.”

Boyer: Dolphins kicked our butts

Jets special teams coordinator Brant Boyer has repeatedly forced his unit to watch a horror flick this week. The film is from the Jets loss to the Dolphins on Nov. 6 when they allowed Miami a 96-yard kickoff return by Kenyan Drake in the fourth quarter. Said Boyer: “I’m a prideful guy. It sure as hell hurts. Anybody in our room that doesn’t think these guys kicked our butts, and that’s saying it nicely, then something’s wrong with that. Hopefully we play a hell of a lot better than we did when we were down there.”

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Matt Forte, who has a torn meniscus in his right knee, did not practice Wednesday. He won’t know if he is playing until game time. DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) and CB Buster Skrine (concussion) did not practice and seem unlikely to play. T Brent Qvale (hamstring) did not practice, though the team is hoping he will be ready by the weekend. If not, they will have to start rookie Brandon Shell.


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