New York Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis was cleared for contact today for the first time since suffering a concussion in the first game of the National Football League season.
Revis, 27, is expected to practice with the team today as it prepares for its Sept. 23 game against the Miami Dolphins, team spokesman Bruce Speight said in an e-mail. He will undergo further evaluations after practice and his status for the game remains unknown, Speight said.
A Pro Bowl selection in each of the past four seasons, Revis was injured in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ Sept. 9 victory over the Buffalo Bills when he was accidentally kicked in the head by teammate Bart Scott. He had an interception, the 19th of his six-year career, prior to the injury.
Revis didn’t play last week in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.