New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has officially ruled CB Darrelle Revis out for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Revis has not played since he sustained a concussion against the Texans on Nov. 22. He is still undergoing the NFL's mandated concussion protocol and his status for next week is unknown.
Fellow CB Marcus Williams (knee) and safety Dion Bailey (ankle) are listed as doubtful.
OLB Calvin Pace (abdomen) is listed as questionable.
Revis (Out - concussion) -- Losing Revis is undoubtedly a big loss for the Jets, but I'm not sure deploying him against Odell Beckham Jr. would have even made sense even if he could have hustled back for this game. Revis has struggled this season against young stud receivers like DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson, and Beckham might be more dangerous than both of them. Even if Revis had played, they would have had to scheme against Beckham to even begin to neutralize him.
Williams (Doubtful - knee) -- Williams had some incredible highs and lows this season and his play has essentially kept the Jets from rushing Dee Milliner back to the field. In my mind, the loss of Revis is compounded by the loss of Williams. Sure, Williams's play has been mercuric but he is putting enough good plays on tape for opposing quarterbacks and offensive coordinators to start scheming the ball away from his coverage. The Jets could use Darrin Walls or Buster Skrine on the outside if they need to, but what about Milliner? If Williams is inactive for the game and the Jets still refuse to activate (and play) Milliner, who seems to be otherwise healthy, I will lose some respect for the choices that this organization is making, especially in light of the dire need the team has at the cornerback position right now.
Bailey (Doubtful - ankle) -- Bailey has been a "plus" run defender for the Jets and had a helluva game against the Jaguars back in Week 9, but has been injured and inactive since, which is a shame. The good news here is that the Giants have struggled to move the ball on the ground, so I'm not sure how much help Bailey would provide for the Jets in this game in this specific matchup if Bailey is still iffy.
Pace (Questionable - abdomen) -- Not knowing what's actually going on, this sounds like it could be a sports hernia issue as Pace has had groin and now abdomen issues this season. The Jets list Trevor Reilly as his backup, but the Jets seem to be utlizing more depth players. Mike Catapano saw extensive work (42 of 75 snaps) last week with the team, so look for his role to continue to rise if Pace is limited or can't go at all.