Jets declare Darrelle Revis out for Steelers game
The New York Jets will be without the cornerstone of their defense on Sunday at Pittsburgh, as Darrelle Revis has been ruled out.
Revis is still recovering from a concussion suffered in the season-opener against Buffalo, and while he is cleared to practice the Jets say he's still not ready for contact.
The New York Daily News quoted Revis saying "It was good to get out there and play ball," and that he added, "It's just getting better everyday."
The All-Pro cornerback will be replaced by Kyle Wilson, who usually plays nickel back. Jets coach Rex Ryan said the team has "a lot of confidence" in Wilson.
For Revis, the lingering concussion issue costs him a chance to play in the city where he played his college ball, at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Jets-Steelers game once loomed as a battle of two vaunted defenses, but it may not live up to that expectation, as the Steelers may not have their two NFL Defensive Player of the Year award winners available, James Harrison and Troy Polamalu.