The New York Jets' star cornerback, who left the 24-17 loss in the third quarter after suffering a concussion, "wasn't feeling any better" on Monday, according to coach Todd Bowles. Revis has to be cleared by a neurologist before he can return, according to NFL protocol. The team is braced for the possibility that Revis may not play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
"Anytime a person gets a concussion you're kind of pessimistic about him the next week," Bowles said. "Some people recover faster than others. We'll just have to wait and see."
This marks at least the second concussion of Revis' career. He missed the second game of the 2012 season after sustaining a concussion in the opener.
This time, he was knocked woozy while trying to tackle running back Akeem Hunt. Revis got up slowly and was taken to the locker room for evaluation. If he can't play Sunday, he'd likely be replaced by Marcus Williams.
It was a rare off day for Revis, who was roughed up by Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Unofficially, Revis allowed four receptions for 98 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown.
Aside from Revis, center Nick Mangold is a question mark as the reeling Jets (5-5) prepare for a critical division game. An MRI of Mangold's lacerated right hand came back negative, according to Bowles, but his status is uncertain because he has six or seven stitches in his right (snapping) hand.
Mangold suffered a gash between the pinky and ring fingers, forcing him out of the game in the second quarter. If he can't grip the football, he can't snap it, which means he can't play. It's quite obvious the offensive line drops a few notches without Mangold. His replacement would be Wesley Johnson, a former practice-squad player.
The Jets are hopeful that defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) will return this week. Bowles was non-committal, saying Richardson has to practice before he can make a determination.