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Jets CB Darrelle Revis out for the season with a torn ACL

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This is the worst news possible for the Jets. (AP)

There could be no worse news for the New York Jets, but what many suspected was confirmed by head coach Rex Ryan on Monday morning -- cornerback Darrelle Revis will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a torn ACL.

Revis was hurt in the third quarter of the Jets' 23-20 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins. He went to the turf on a non-contact injury as he was trying to tackle running back Daniel Thomas.

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"It's just disappointing," Ryan said of Revis' injury during his Monday press conference. "This guy wants to win. As great a player as Darrelle is individually, this guy is a great teammate and he wants to win, he wants his team to win. I think that's why he's so excited about this year, because he knows we're a better team this year than last year. Every person in this building is committed to that, we see it going in that direction, but now he gets this injury and won't be able to help us."

Third-year cornerback Kyle Wilson will replace Revis opposite Antonio Cromartie, and there's no way for this to be seen as anything but a potential death blow for the Jets' pass defense. New York ranked 10th in yards allowed after Sunday's Week 3 stats were tabulated, but that defense has just three quarterback sacks, and with Revis out, quarterback pressure will be much more of a priority.

"We're fortunate because most teams only have one No. 1 corner, or some don't even have any," Ryan said. "We're fortunate to have the best in the league in Darrelle and we also have a No. 1 corner in Cromartie. We drafted Kyle Wilson to basically be a No. 2 corner and that's where he's going to play. And we have two tough, young players in Isaiah Trufant and Ellis Lankster, who are going to have to step it up."

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Revis missed the Jets' Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a concussion. Not that Ben Roethlisberger needs Revis out to have a big day, but the cornerback's absence was felt; Roethlisberger completed 24 of 31 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

Unhappy with the contract he had then, Revis held out of the team's 2010 preseason and received a new four-year, $46 million contract in September of that year. The new deal included $32 million guaranteed. In 2013, Revis is set to earn $3 million in base salary plus a $3 million roster bonus. The voidable years in his contract come after that -- from 2014 through 2016.

Revis will be 28 years old when he returns for the 2013 season, and as long as he's fully healthy, should have many more outstanding seasons. Per Football Outsiders' metrics, he covered the other team's leading receiver on 68 percent of his targets, which led the league. In the first half of 2011, he led the league in yards allowed per pass (3.9), Success Rate (68 percent). But a knee injury he played through in the second half of the season caused those stats to decline.

"Is it a major blow when you lose a great player like Darrelle Revis? Of course, absolutely it is," Ryan concluded. "But this is a football team. I think we showed it yesterday. There were plenty of times to get down in that game, but we kept fighting, believing in each other.

"That's what it's going to take, from everybody we have."

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