FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets will make a decision on the availability of Darrelle Revis before the team travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday for their game against the Steelers.
Coach Rex Ryan says Thursday that the status of the star cornerback, who's recovering from a concussion, remains unchanged: Revis is cleared for physical activity, but not contact. The team will monitor Revis throughout the day, but Ryan says if Revis "is not 100 percent, he won't play. It's as simple as that."
Revis was injured Sunday in the season opener against Buffalo when teammate Bart Scott accidentally kicked him in the head.
Ryan says if Revis isn't cleared by Saturday, he won't fly to Pittsburgh with the team. Revis must be cleared by the team physician and an independent neurological consultant.
Miami's Thomas still out
MIAMI - Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas has missed practice for the second day in a row because of a concussion, increasing the likelihood Lamar Miller will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Thomas, the backup to starter Reggie Bush, was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's season- opening loss at Houston.
Miller traveled with the team but was inactive. He ran for 1,272 yards last year for the Miami Hurricanes, and the Miami native said he looks forward to returning to Sun Life Stadium, this time as a pro.
Miller averaged 5.7 yards per carry with the Hurricanes and scored 17 touchdowns in 23
Dareus back at practice
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has returned to practice after being excused to be with his family in Alabama to mourn the shooting death of his younger brother.
Though absent in the locker room before practice, Dareus was on the field working out Thursday afternoon. That means he should be ready to play in the Bills' home-opener against Kansas City on Sunday. Dareus' brother, Simeon Gilmore, was one of three people killed Sunday during a burglary in the Birmingham, Ala., suburb of Pelham. Authorities said 20-year-old Jon Staggs Jr. has been charged with capital murder and burglary.
Earlier on Thursday, Dareus posted a note on his Twitter account thanking fans for their support. He also referred to his brother's death as a reason to "get guns off the streets."