CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Darrelle Revis was limited in this morning's practice after feeling tightness in his hamstring yesterday. The Jets All-Pro cornerback was cleared by trainers to do individual work but not team drills, so he sat out the 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 periods.
After practice, Revis said the injury is not serious and not the same hamstring (left) that plagued him in 2010. He hopes to practice fully tomorrow.
"Just a little bit of tightness," Revis said. "We loosened it up this morning, and actually it felt great going out to practice. I did individual (drills), and I felt great, but they just told me to sit out."
Revis reported to training camp on time but said he was "close" to holding out as he seeks a long-term contract extension. During mini-camp in 2010, before his training camp holdout for a new contract, Revis took a few reps off and gave explanations including a sore hamstring and light-headedness -- but eventually admitted he was taking a stand for a new contract. Revis said that is not the case with this situation.
"Come on now. No, no it has nothing to do with that," Revis said when asked if his injury is at all contract-related. "I'm here. If I wasnít going to be here, I would have held out, so thatís not the case."
A member of the organization with knowledge of the situation said Revis is in fact injured and is not sending a message about his contract.
Revis pointed out that he ran his conditioning test on Thursday and that the pace of practice has been more intense in part because of the fast tempo offensive coordinator Tony Sparano sets. Revis is playing it safe.
"I have had a lot of hamstring problems," he said. "This is just something whee we try to take car of it before it even occurs."