Jets CB Revis receives assignment vs. Lions WR Johnson


New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is scheduled to open Sunday's game matched up against Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, despite a 6-inch height disadvantage, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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The Jets also have packages in place for cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who's 6-foot-2, to man up on the 6-5 Johnson, and they could alternate coverages in the game, a tactic they have used on bigger receivers this season.

Revis, an All-Pro who's listed at 5-11, has played in the Jets' last three games after missing two because of a hamstring injury.

Johnson leads the Lions this season with 38 receptions for 538 yards and eight touchdowns.



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