FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets scattered Monday for a six-day, bye-week respite, with some players planning island getaways. The man with his own island -- Darrelle Revis -- is staying on the mainland.
The star cornerback, he of the celebrated hamstring, said he will spend the week at the Jets' facility, receiving treatment on his injury. That doesn't sound like much fun, but Revis was in good spirits, encouraged by the improvement in his hamstring.
Revis, who played the entire game Sunday in Denver, said he felt much better than he did after the previous game. After the Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings, his hamstring was so "blown up" and painful that he refused to let the doctors and trainers touch it.
"Now," he said, "I'm in a better place."
Revis wasn't his usual self against the Broncos, surrendering four completions for 66 yards and a touchdown, but he was noticeably better than the previous week.
"The one thing the coaches and trainers were impressed by was that I actually finished the game," he said. "They said I looked way faster than I did in the Monday night game. Looking at the film, I could tell my intensity was up a little bit and I was more focused in finishing plays."
The Jets (5-1), riding a five-game winning streak for the first time since 2008, don't play for 13 days. Their schedule resumes Oct. 31, with a home game against the Green Bay Packers. Revis stopped short of saying he'll be 100 percent by then, but he believes he's making daily progress.
"He might not be 100 percent," coach Rex Ryan said, "but he's getting close to it."
Ryan reported two injuries from Sunday's game: tight end Dustin Keller (wrist) and linebacker David Harris (nose). Keller went for an MRI, but the injury isn't serious, according to Ryan. Neither is Harris'.
Revis sat out two games before returning against the Vikings, suffering perhaps his worst game as a pro. He blamed the injury on his summer-long holdout, admitting he wasn't in football shape when he signed his four-year, $46 million contract at the end of the preseason. He reported five pounds overweight.
Asked if he feels human, Revis laughed.
"I'm always human," he said. "This year is different. It's different for me with other stuff going on -- the holdout, getting back here. I was working out on my own, but it's different than working out for football shape and being in training camp."
In essence, Revis' six-week camp/preseason is ending now.
Rich Cimini covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com.