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Darrelle Revis cleared for contact, expected to play vs. Dolphins

Darrelle Revis left the field in a fog in Week 1 but has passed all required concussion tests and hopes to play Sunday. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

The New York Jets cleared All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis for contact Thursday, 11 days after he suffered a mild concussion when he was accidentally kicked in the head by a teammate in a Week 1 win against Buffalo.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said he is optimistic about Revis’ chances of playing Sunday in Miami, but did not definitively say he would play. Revis passed all required tests and is expected to practice fully Thursday.

Update (3:30 p.m.): Revis did practice and afterward told reporters his intention to return to action this week.

Revis was matter of fact: “I’m playing Sunday.” #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 20, 2012

With Revis out of Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger threw for 275 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Steelers rolled to a 27-10 victory.

After a dismal debut that included three interceptions, Miami rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill played much better in a 35-13 win against Oakland. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 200 yards, including nine receptions and 111 yards for Brian Hartline — a player who Revis could be charged with shutting down on Sunday.

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Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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