The Jets will be minus two starters on Sunday and they could be without two more. WR Eric Decker (shoulder) and RG Brian Winters (out) were ruled out for the Steelers game and both CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and WR Quincy Enunwa (knee) are listed as doubtful and questionable respectively.
"Sometimes I come in here and feel good, and sometimes it might still be a little sore," said Revis, who did not practice Friday. "You never know. I'm still being optimistic about Sunday and we'll see. Anything can change from today to tomorrow to Sunday morning. We'll see what coaches think the next couple of days and what the trainers think and we'll go from there."
Revis tweaked the hamstring in the second half of the Jets' 27-17 loss to the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.
"If I remember correctly, it was late in the third quarter and it was a pass play. (Paul) Richardson ran a go route and I was right there with him and I turned and looked for the ball and it pulled," he said. "There was no build up, I didn't feel any pain pregame, it felt good actually. It was one of those freak accidents. Maybe the wind was blowing a different way that day and caught my hamstring."
If Revis is among the inactives, rookie CB Juston Burris could be counted on more in the defensive backfield.
"I'm very confident in Juston Burris. He stepped in a few times this year already and made some big plays," Revis said. "We're confident in all the guys we have. It's just some things here we have to tighten up in the secondary and one of them is communication and that's something we can all look ourselves in the mirror and get better."
Possible ASJ DebutNew TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, a recent waiver claim, practiced all week for the Jets and he could see his first Jets' action in Pittsburgh.
"I've been in a similar offense like this in college and some principles that were in Tampa Bay are here," Jenkins said this week. "Really in the NFL, they all run the same stuff just in different ways. It's just about getting the terminology down and the verbiage right."
Grateful for a second chance, the 6'5", 262-pound Seferian-Jenkins has averaged 13.4 yards on 45 career catches along with seven TD catches.
"If I get to go out there Sunday, I'll be very thankful. I feel like I've said a thousand times, but I'm just really excited to have the opportunity to be able to be practicing here and getting the reps I can and doing everything the coaches ask me to do," he said. "I'm just enjoying the moment day-by-day, cherishing the moments and cherishing the work, the grind, the film, the food we eat."
Star wideout Brandon Marshall has provided Seferian-Jenkins a lot of guidance over the past couple of weeks.
"He's an amazing leader, an amazing guy, an amazing person. He's really taken me under his wing and is helping me out with a lot of stuff," ASJ said. "With football, with off the field, with anything. He's like a big brother to me and I'm just really thankful he came into my life and looked out for me. It's going to pay off. I'm just listening to him and what he's telling me to do, I do. It's been paying off on and off the field."
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Speed and Swag for JenkinsRookie OLB Jordan Jenkins, who has totaled six tackles in his first two games including two stops behind the line of scrimmage, wants to pick up the pace in Pittsburgh.
"I just have to come out there with some swag and some confidence," he said. "I know everything and now I'm just getting to the point where it's just fast and the slight hesitation is gone from my mind. I want to play even faster than I have been the last couple of weeks."
Jenkins, who has been a part of both the Jets' 4-3 and 3-4 packages, knows the challenge ahead in Big Ben Roethlisberger.
"You just have to come in with some power and be ready to wrap him up and take him down," he said of the 6'5", 241-pounder. "If you're going for the ball or coming from behind, make sure you can get the tackle and pin that elbow in and get the ball out. Don't just go for the ball. You're going to have to physically take him to the ground."