Darrelle Revis is back in action for the New York Jets.
The All-Pro cornerback was cleared Thursday for contact in practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in the team’s season opener. And, as far as Revis is concerned, there’s no doubt whether he'll be on the field against the Dolphins in Miami.
‘‘I'm playing,’’ Revis said after practice. ‘‘The doctors cleared me, so I'll be playing Sunday.’’
He has no more restrictions, and just to show how ready he is, Revis jokingly added: ‘‘I can bang my head on a wall if I want to.’’
Revis practiced fully Thursday after passing all required tests.
He needed to be cleared by the team physician and an independent neurologist to participate in contact drills. Revis was injured Sept. 9 against Buffalo when he was accidentally kicked in the head by teammate Bart Scott while attempting a tackle.
Griffin: Rams dirty
The Rams aren’t losing sleep over comments questioning their style of play from Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Griffin said the Rams were ‘‘dirty’’ and ‘‘unprofessional’’ during their 31-28 victory on Sunday. He claimed he was hit after plays and in other unnecessary ways.
‘‘We’re going to play our own style of football and I'm sorry he didn’t like it,’’ said Jo-Lonn Dunbar, a fifth-year linebacker out of Boston College who signed with the Rams during the offseason.
The Rams were called for one late hit on Griffin. He was hit near the sideline and went deep into the Redskins’ bench after Eugene Sims hit him near the end of the first quarter.
Young: Job seeking
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young is downplaying what he calls ‘‘unfortunate’’ financial problems caused by the ‘‘betrayal’’ of trusted advisers.
‘‘Yes, I need a job, who doesn't. Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn't?’’ Young wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday.
Young has been out of a job since he was cut by the Bills in August.
The tweet came after an Associated Press story detailed a series of legal entanglements over his finances and quoted his attorney as saying of the former Texas star’s financial status: ‘‘I would just say that Vince needs a job.’’
Young, who received a contract that guaranteed him $26 million when the Titans made him the third player taken in the 2006 draft, also wrote that he is working to rectify financial losses ‘‘which stemmed from betrayal by those I trusted most.’’
Young is suing his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, claiming they misappropriated at least $5.5 million of his money.
Jackson day to day
Steven Jackson’s status is day to day after the nine-year veteran sat out his second consecutive practice with a groin injury, the same problem that forced him to miss most of the Rams’ victory last Sunday. His availability for Sunday at Chicago will be made prior to the game. ‘‘I've played with worse injuries before,’’ Jackson said, ‘‘but we still have to take it day to day.’’ Jackson said he first felt tightness on a 20-yard run with about 12 minutes left in the first half against the Redskins. He had three more carries before exiting, finishing with 58 yards on nine carries . . . Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson missed his second straight day of practice because of a concussion. Henderson was apparently hurt Sunday at Indianapolis but didn’t complain about symptoms until Wednesday, when he told coach Leslie Frazier he ‘‘did not feel right.’’ . . . Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett is sidelined by a foot injury, raising doubts about his availability for Sunday’s game against the Jets . . . Former NFL running back Stephen Davis was arrested after officials said he was operating a nightclub in South Carolina even though its business license had been revoked. Davis played 11 seasons for Washington, Carolina, and St. Louis. He was arrested Wednesday and remains in jail. Davis was also charged with three counts involving fraudulent checks.
The NFL has warned all 32 teams that conduct unbecoming toward replacement officials will not be tolerated, ESPN reported. Last Sunday, Broncos coach John Fox and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh were seen berating officials. “We contacted them to remind them that everyone has a responsibility to respect the game,” NFL executive vice president Ray Anderson said Thursday night. “We expect it to be adhered to this weekend and forevermore.” . . . Teams have combined for 1,556 points so far, the most ever scored over a two-week span in league history. Last year, there were 1,502 points scored over the first two weeks on the heels of the lockout. Meanwhile, Las Vegas casinos think this weekend’s games will be the highest-scoring ever thanks to the league’s replacement officials. Oddsmakers said casinos are changing their expectations as interim referees add new variables to the game, changing its pace and the approaches taken by players and coaches.