Jets' Revis (concussion) rejoins team at practice

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis is making his way back to the field — slowly but surely.

The New York Jets cornerback rejoined his teammates Wednesday, attending practice for the first time since suffering a concussion on Nov. 22.

Revis, wearing a jersey but no helmet, stretched and then sat in the rehabilitation area during the early portion of practice open to the media. He did not participate in any drills, but coach Todd Bowles was happy to see Revis at least do some physical activity.

"He ran a little bit on the side," Bowles said. "So, that was encouraging."

Revis was hurt during the Jets' 24-17 loss at Houston. He attended meetings last Friday for the first time since the injury after previously only coming to the facility to receive treatment before being sent home each day.

The star cornerback has missed two games while going through the NFL's concussion protocol, and it was uncertain if he'd be cleared in time to play against Tennessee on Sunday.

"I've got to see him run and he's got to do more practice in order for me to have a little more confidence," Bowles said.

Revis still needed to pass two more tests in the protocol before he can be cleared. The Titans are practicing as if Revis will be there in the Jets' secondary.

"We're planning on him playing, that's what we're doing," said Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey, whose team took the same approach with Jacksonville's Allen Hurns last week. "The plan is he's playing and we're prepping for that. (We have to) understand his ability and what he brings to that defense. He brings a lot more than just his talent outside there. We're planning on having him lining up out there."

Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota was actually looking forward to potentially going up against one of the game's premier cornerbacks.

"Any athlete will tell you that they want to play and compete against the best," Mariota said. "If we get that opportunity on Sunday, I'll do my best to make plays and win the game."

Revis was walking around in the Jets' locker room after practice, but is not required to speak to the media while he's in the concussion protocol.

Marcus Williams, Revis' backup, also didn't practice while he recovers from a sprained knee that kept him out last Sunday against the Giants.

"He's going pretty good," Bowles said. "He did some running on the side today, too. We'll see later in the week if he can go out and practice."

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip) and center Nick Mangold (hand) also sat out, but Bowles said it was just a "maintenance" day for them and they'll be fine.

Safety Dion Bailey (ankle) and linebacker Calvin Pace (abdomen) were limited.


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