One of the veteran Jets players, Darrelle Revis, is not happy about the situation with running back Sheldon Richardson, who was suspended on Thursday for four games.
The cornerback talked to ESPN about the situation, stating what a huge loss it is to the team.
Darrelle Revis is just beginning his second tour with the New York Jets, but it didn’t take him long to check on Sheldon Richardson’s state of mind.
Revis said he isn’t upset with Richardson but he described the defensive lineman’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse as “devastating.”
“It’s tough, a tough loss for the team,” Revis said on Wednesday. “I had a conversation with him. I think he understands how devastating that is for our team and it is something that he has to go through and we are still here for him and we are backing him as teammates.”
Jets players checked into camp on Wednesday, but Richardson was not made available to reporters. The Jets’ best young defensive player was suspended without pay for the first four games earlier in July, a blow that could have a big impact on the kind of start Todd Bowles wants to have in his first season as head coach.