After a holdout that kept him out of training camp and saw him sit all four preseason games, Revis injured his hamstring in Week 2 against New England, causing him to miss the next two games. Antonio Cromartie, not Revis, matched up on Monday night with Minnesota's newly acquired deep threat extraordinaire, Randy Moss. Revis was assigned to lock down the Viking's second and third receiving options Percy Harvin and Greg Lewis.
Revis experienced pain in his hamstring, but tried to play through the injury something that Jets head coach Rex Ryan wishes his All-Pro cornerback would have discussed with him before the game.
"We had a talk this morning. We just talked about the harm for me and me doing the right thing. We talked about being 100 percent. During the game, it's high intensity, I'm a competitor and I wanted to play," Revis said. "I just fought through it. As of right now, maybe I should have (said something), but I was just playing football."
Revis claims the extreme swelling he experienced after the game was a consequence of taking too many reps, but he insists the inflammation has calmed considerably.
"Oh, yeah. The swelling went down. It feels good. I ran a little bit with the strength and conditioning coach, Sal [Alosi], today and it felt good. The hamstring is very tough because it will feel good one day, and the next day it can be hurting," Revis said. "It was a high intensity game and I ran routes and played most of the downs, so that's where the swelling came in."
Rex Ryan indicated that he, not Revis, will decide whether #24 will play this week against Denver. The Jets may opt for the safe route, shutting down Revis this Sunday, allowing him to rest and fully recover, with the bye coming week 7.
On Sunday, the Jets face a Denver offense that is second best in the NFL in passing yards.