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Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams working way back to practice

Marcus Williams and Darrelle Revis aren't back yet, but getting close

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- The Jets secondary isn't a complete puzzle just yet, but it's getting close. 

With New York taking to the field Wednesday as preparation for the Tennessee Titans officially begins, two key members of the team's cornerbacking unit were on the field. While neither Darrelle Revis or Marcus Williams practiced, the two did some running on the side, which is an improvement from last week. 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he's "hopeful" Revis can do more later in the week, adding Williams is "coming along pretty good." 

Originally injured three weeks ago against the Houston Texans, Revis has missed the Jets last two games with a concussion. The cornerback has been stuck in the NFL's concussion protocol, and still has two more steps he needs to pass before he can return to the field. Without any setbacks, Revis should be out of the protocol by the end of the week.

"I gotta see him do more in practice in order for me to have a little more confidence in [him playing]," Bowles said. "He still has to pass two more tests. He's running around a little more."

As for Williams, the cornerback sprained his knee on an interception return against the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago. He missed the Jets victory missed the Giants after not practicing all week, but was in pads, along with his teammates, on Wednesday.

Williams leads the Jets in interceptions with five, despite playing minimal routes.

"He did some running on the side," Bowles said. "We'll see later in the week."

Aside from Revis and Williams, Antonio Cromartie (hip) and center Nick Mangold (hand) also missed practice. Bowles said it was a "rest" day for both, and expects both back on the field Thursday. Linebacker Calvin Pace (abdomen) and safety Dion Bailey (ankle) were limited. 

Tight end Kellen Davis (hand), receiver Eric Decker (knee), quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (hand), receiver Jeremy Kerley (migrane, illness), receiver Brandon Marshall (ribs, ankle) and safety Calvin Pryor (neck) practiced fully.

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Connor Hughes is the New York Jets beat writer for The Journal Inquirer and Scout.com. He can be reached on Twitter (@Connor_J_Hughes), or via email (connor_j_hughes@yahoo.com)


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