FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Brandon Marshall didn't hold back on Thursday, calling his New York Jets teammate Darrelle Revis the best cornerback not just currently in the NFL but in league history.
On ESPN2's 'First Take' on Thursday morning, Marshall said that “Darrelle Revis is the best in the league – ever.” He didn't back down a few hours later following Day 7 of training camp, a day where Revis had an impressive pass breakup on a Geno Smith attempt to wide receiver Chris Owusu. Without a doubt, Revis has been the best player in training camp.
He was asked about why Revis was the best in his eyes.
“Because I've played against him going on nine years now going on 2007. I played against Champ [Bailey], I never really got a chance to go against Champ in his prime – I always practiced against him,” Marshall said.
Darrelle is just really good at what he does, I mean he's excellent at what he does,” Marshall said.
“He's a technician, he's really crafty, really smart and he works hard.”
→ In a bit of bad news, Antonio Allen went down midway through practice with a foot injury. According to head coach Todd Bowles, the first take from the medical staff makes the injury sound like one that could keep him off the field for awhile. It was the right foot for Allen and the safety was unable to put any pressure on it as he left the field.
“Initially they said it was his Achilles, I don't know how serious it is, it just happened,” Bowles said after practice.
Allen had a solid camp up until the injury.
→ For a third straight day, Muhammad Wilkerson missed practice as the defensive end continues to rehab an injured hamstring. Bowles didn't seem overly bothered by it the first two days and he doesn't seem terribly put off by it now.
“I'm still not concerned about it. He's still day-to-day. I have nothing else to report on it,” Bowles said.
“Still a little tight. I'm sure when he's ready to go, he's ready to go.”
Wilkerson suffered the injury on Sunday midway through practice. Monday was an off day and he has missed the last three practices. A team source said that Wilkerson is “unlikely to play Saturday” in the annual Green & White Practice held at MetLife Stadium.