Revis played most of the season with a wrist problem, resulting in surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament, but the team didn't become aware of it until a week or so ago, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan. The league office hasn't commented, but it apparently doesn't see any wrongdoing. It's a violation if a team deliberately doesn't report an injury.
"I honestly became aware of it about a week or so ago," Maccagnan said Friday on a conference call with reporters. "I'd have to defer to Darrelle about how it was affecting him or how he felt about it.
"It really wasn't on our injury report because we never really treated it during the season," he added. "I think the most we probably did with it was tape his wrist up for game day, which is what we did as a regular practice, nothing out of the ordinary."
Revis didn't mention the wrist during his exit physical at the end of the season, Maccagnan said. At the time, Revis sought medical attention for "another thing," as the GM put. That may have been a shoulder ailment. He withdrew from the Pro Bowl because of a sore shoulder. You have to wonder if an injury contributed to Revis' uncharacteristic performance in the final game, as he played curiously soft coverage against Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
Because of surgery, Revis will be in a hard cast for two to three months. He's expected to be ready for training camp in late July.
After the 2008 season, the Jets got busted by the league for hiding Brett Favre's shoulder injury, resulting in $75,000 in fines.