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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2012, file photo, New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis runs on the field before a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets' defense, featuring an improved secondary, is shaping up to be one of the toughest in the league but is being overshadowed by a quarterback controversy and the offense's inability to get into the end zone. The Jets are scheduled to begin their regular season on Sept. 9 at home against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
Photo by: Bill Kostroun
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2012, file photo, New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis runs on the field before a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets' defense, featuring an improved secondary, is shaping up to be one of the toughest in the league but is being overshadowed by a quarterback controversy and the offense's inability to get into the end zone. The Jets are scheduled to begin their regular season on Sept. 9 at home against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

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