New York Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis has soreness and swelling in his left hamstring that might keep him out of this weekend’s game against the Denver Broncos, coach Rex Ryan said.
Revis, who had missed the previous two games with a hamstring strain, received treatment after playing in last night’s 29-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Revis said last night he began to feel soreness in the hamstring in the first quarter and it became more painful throughout the game.
“I hope it’s just a little thing that happens and he can push through it,” Ryan said today at a news conference. “I know he was sore last night and he had swelling. Hopefully he’ll be just fine and ready to roll. If not, we’ll look at what’s in the best interests of him and the team.”
Ryan said the Jets didn’t rush Revis back to the lineup and that the rainy conditions last night at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, didn’t contribute to his latest hamstring problems. Revis’s status for this week’s game hasn’t been determined.
“If he’s healthy, we want to play Darrelle,” Ryan said. “We need to win games so we can get into the postseason. Is he going to be better three weeks from now if we don’t play him? That’s still to be determined. I don’t think we’re there yet.”
The Jets, at 4-1, are tied for the best record in the National Football League, having won four straight games since an opening-week loss to the Baltimore Ravens.