Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Notes: Revis ready for Bills
By Matt Ehalt
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson had Darrelle Revis' number last year, catching 11 balls for 159 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Jets. Revis didn't seem in the mood to talk about Johnson after being asked if he enjoys matching up with him.
"If that's my job, but I don't know that yet," Revis said.
Revis did say the Jets know what the Bills are likely to throw at them on Sunday as Buffalo returns 10 of 11 starters from last year's quad that liked to spread out opponents and then use short to intermediate routes. He also mentioned Buffalo's tough rushing attack.
KELLER 'BETTER': Jets tight end Dustin Keller believes he should be ready for the season opener on Sunday despite not participating Wednesday with a hamstring injury.
"I feel really good," Keller said. "I think I should be good for Sunday. You can only evaluate it day to day but it's feeling a lot better."
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the Jets would let Keller play Sunday even if he doesn't practice all week, but the tight end believes that's a tricky predicament.
Keller ran routes Wednesday.
"I think it's pretty tough to just turn it on on gameday," Keller said. "All the plays you have going in and the looks you're going to see. It's pretty tough to take that from just watching it on film and translate it into gameday. It that's something I have to do, I'll definitely do it. We'll see how it goes day to day."
DIXON BACK: Being without a job the past few days almost made time stand still to defensive tackle Marcus Dixon.
"It might have been three days but it felt like two weeks," Dixon said.
After being waived by the Jets on Saturday, Dixon was re-signed Monday. He had 1 1/2 sacks and 16 tackles last year. He was waived after the Jets were awarded Isaako Aaitui on waivers, but returned after Aaitui was injured and waived.
"I'm not going to lie it's definitely frustrating," Dixon said of being waived. "You're sitting out there, you're healthy, you're ready to go and you're looking forward to the opener and you get released, it's kind of mind blowing, I was frustrated."
He added: "It feels good. I'm just glad to be back."
MALONE IN: The Jets signed Robert Malone after releasing T.J. Conley. Ryan described Malone's workout as impressive as he hit the ceiling five times with his punts.
"I couldn't be happier," Malone said. "I'm excited to work with the specialists, coach (Mike) Westhoff, it's going to be good. I'm excited about it."
SCHILENS FINE: Receiver Chaz Schilens has practiced the past few days at full speed and expects to be on the field Sunday. He missed the final three games of the preseason with a high ankle sprain but doesn't expect that it would limit his playing time Sunday.
"I expect to be playing and we'll see how it goes," Schilens said.