Darrelle Revis won't play Sunday

Updated: October 1, 2010, 5:02 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis spends 10 hours a day at the New York Jets' facility, rehabilitating his strained hamstring with everything from massage to acupuncture. He's making progress, but not enough to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Rex Ryan made it official Thursday, announcing that his star cornerback won't make the trip this weekend to Buffalo.

"As bad as we want him to play, we want him to play the whole season," said Ryan, alluding to his concern about the possibility of aggravating the hamstring.

This will be Revis' second missed game, and there's no guarantee he will return the following Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Initially, the doctors felt this was a four-week injury.

If the Jets want to be ultraconservative, they could sit Revis for the Vikings and Denver Broncos, which would take them into their bye week. That would give him five weeks of rest and rehab before the Oct. 31 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Rookie Kyle Wilson started for Revis last week, but he struggled against the Miami Dolphins and it appears that he may lose his starting job to career backup Drew Coleman, who hasn't started a game since 2006. Wilson would slide inside to be the slot corner in nickel situations.

Revis said he's making daily progress, saying he ran Thursday at half speed -- the first time he ran since getting hurt late in the second quarter of the Jets' Week 2 win over the New England Patriots. Revis said the injury is more significant than he initially thought, calling it the worst of his career.

Backup offensive lineman Wayne Hunter (badly bruised right shin) and backup linebacker Jamaal Westerman (hamstring/ankle) also will not make the trip to Denver because of their injuries.

Center Nick Mangold (right shoulder) and linebacker Calvin Pace (right foot) are also listed as questionable. Both were limited at practice Friday.

Pace has missed the first three games of the regular season after breaking his foot in the preseason. He practiced for the first time this week and there's a chance he could play in pass-rushing situations.

"He did have some reps today in the team period, so we want to see how he comes back from that," Ryan said. "That one could be a game-timer to really see. Is he going to be starting? Is he going to be extended? There is no way. I would not do that right now."

Linebacker Jason Taylor was limited with an injured left elbow, but is expected to play. Right tackle Damien Woody returned to practice after missing two days due to an undisclosed personal issue.

Rich Cimini covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com. Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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