Revis' full return to practice pleases Jets, who prep for Packers

Darrelle Revis was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, encouraging New York Jets coach Rex Ryan that his top cornerback is back to 100 percent after a hamstring injury that had nagged him all season.

"He looked great," Ryan said, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "You see that competitive spirit he always has. Our defense is giving him looks, he's not giving up completions."

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Ryan seemed confident the Green Bay Packers will have their hands full with the Jets' healthy secondary in Sunday's game.

"We can be flexible now," Ryan said. "We can do whatever we want. We can play right and left. We can match Darrelle on the top guy. We can match (Antonio) Cromartie on the top guy. We'll let them try to figure it out."

For his part, Revis is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Green Bay, which is riding high from Sunday night's 28-24 home victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

"Their passing game is amazing. Aaron Rodgers, I think, is one of the best quarterbacks in the league," Revis said. "They have some good wide receivers, too. Greg Jennings (and) Donald Driver, they've been there for a long time and they've been making a lot of plays. We have to hold up on the back end this week and try to get Aaron Rodgers, as well, with our pressure."

Rodgers was 21-of-34 passing for 295 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings -- but he also threw two interceptions. He has thrown 12 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season.

"Just watching the games he (Revis) is playing, he has the ability and instincts to cover guys even when it looks like his body or sounds like his body wasn't a 100 percent," Rodgers said in a conference call Wednesday. "He's a shutdown corner. ... (he's) one of the best, if not the best at his position."

The Jets also announced defensive help. General manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Wednesday that the team had signed defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert from the practice squad and added cornerback Will Billingsley to the practice squad.

Billingsley spent the last two seasons on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad and was released last Dec. 10. Gilbert is San Jose State's all-time leader with 22.5 sacks.

Ryan said linebacker Calvin Pace, the only player limited in the Jets' first practice since their bye week, "will be fine." Pace took off a few snaps to nurse his surgically repaired foot.

With center Nick Mangold also a full participant, the Jets appear as healthy as they have been heading into the matchup with the Packers.

"We're ready to roll," Ryan said. "We're healthy."

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