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Darrelle Revis returns to practice, says he's ready to play Sunday

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- After missing two games with a concussion, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on Thursday said he's ready to return to the lineup.

"I practiced, so I'll be ready to go Sunday," Revis said after practicing for the first time since his Nov. 22 concussion against the Houston Texans.

Technically, Revis has yet to be cleared by doctors to play, but he doesn't anticipate any problems. He said he made it through Thursday without any setbacks. The next step in the NFL concussion protocol is to be cleared for full practice.

"I think I'll pass that and move forward," he said.

The Jets (7-5), who went 2-0 without Revis, face the Tennessee Titans (3-9) at MetLife Stadium.

Revis acknowledged this was the most serious head injury of his career. He suffered a concussion in Week 1 of the 2012 season, which cost him a game. In 2013, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he admitted that he "blacked out" in a game, but it never was diagnosed as a concussion. He didn't miss any games.

"You can't play around with these things," Revis said. "These are serious. It's a blow to your head, so you definitely have to follow every protocol you can to get back on the field."

Revis declined to get into specifics, but he admitted the symptoms of his latest concussions were "pretty bad." He said he's not worried about possible long-term ramifications.

"I'm not really looking at that right now," he said. "You have one, they're all the same. You go through the same protocol. My job is to get back healthy and get back on the field. I will be back on the field soon. That's how I look at it.

"You don't wish a concussion or any type of injury on anyone. This is what we signed up for. But at the same time, if you have an injury or a blow to the head ... you just have to follow the protocol and get back as healthy as you can."

Coach Todd Bowles stopped short of saying Revis will face the Titans, but he was "happy with the progress" he showed in practice.

Wearing the red no-contact jersey, per NFL rules, Revis was limited in team drills, but he made an interception and looked fine, according to Bowles.

"I have to see a little more [Friday], and then we'll talk about it," Bowles said.

Revis played one of the worst games of his career against the Texans, surrendering a 61-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. Bowles claimed he's not concerned.

"He got beat against Hopkins, but he was playing pretty well before that," Bowles said. "He had one or two times where he got beat, and it looked worse than it was. He was playing good before that. I have all the confidence in the world in him."