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NFL: WEEK 1

Notes: Jets unsure of Darrelle Revis’s status

He suffered mild concussion Sunday

Darrelle Revis was injured midway through the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 48-28 victory over the Bills.

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Darrelle Revis was injured midway through the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 48-28 victory over the Bills.

The Jets hope they won’t be without Darrelle Revis for too long.

Especially with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ speedy wide receivers up next.

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The Jets announced Monday that Revis has a ‘‘mild concussion,’’ and his status for the team’s game at Pittsburgh Sunday is uncertain.

‘‘He seems to be feeling good,’’ coach Rex Ryan said, adding that the team always will err on the side of caution with head injuries.

‘‘Whatever those [baseline test] scores are, apparently that’s low,’’ Ryan said. ‘‘I'll lean on the doctors and trainers. ’’

A player can’t practice or play until he is cleared by the team doctor and the team’s independent neurological consultant.

Ryan said later in a radio interview that Revis attended all of the team meetings Monday and appeared fine.

Revis was injured midway through the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 48-28 victory over the Bills when he dived to tackle C.J. Spiller and then was accidentally kicked in the head by teammate Bart Scott.

Bills lose Nelson

As if a deflating season-opening loss wasn’t bad enough in putting a dent in the Bills’ high expectations, now they have injuries to two key offensive players to contend with.

Receiver David Nelson will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee. The news is at least a little more encouraging for running back Fred Jackson, who will miss at least three weeks after he also hurt his right knee.

Coach Chan Gailey provided the update a day after both players were hurt in a dreadful loss at the Jets. ‘‘It’s a setback,’’ Gailey said. ‘‘You lose experience and you lose versatility. But I think our guys can adjust.’’

The offense is off to an inconsistent start after producing four turnovers against the Jets, including three interceptions by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Buffalo faces the Chiefs in its home opener Sunday.

Haden suspended

Browns cornerback Joe Haden was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. He will be eligible to return to the Browns’ active roster Oct. 8. Haden played in Sunday’s season opener against Philadelphia and had an interception and six tackles in Cleveland’s 17-16 loss. Haden recently had his appeal heard on the suspension. He reportedly failed a drug test in the offseason for taking Adderall. He will not be allowed at team headquarters during his suspension and will lose $1.356 million in salary . . . The Saints put recently re-instated linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he'll be out through Week 6, even if he has not been served a new bounty suspension by then. Vilma is rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee and did not play Sunday, two days after his suspension stemming from the NFL’s bounty investigation was vacated, but not permanently voided, by an appeals panel. The panel directed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to reconsider punishment of all four players sanctioned in an alleged pay-for-pain bounty pool . . . A person familiar with the schedule told the AP that the NFL has devised a temporary five-week setup for using replacement officials. The regular on-field officials are locked out and replacements worked the preseason and the first week of the regular season.

Warren out again

Ty Warren tore his right triceps in his first game since 2009, the same injury that sidelined him all last season.

The 31-year-old defensive tackle re-injured himself early in the Broncos’ 31-19 win over the Steelers. He missed all last season after tearing the same muscle during training camp, and he missed the 2010 season, his last with the Patriots, with a hip injury.

If he’s placed on season-ending IR for the third straight year, it could be the end of Warren’s career.

Warren was the 13th overall pick by the Patriots in 2003 and he helped New England win two Super Bowls before signing a two-year, $8 million deal in Denver in 2011. Although he restructured his deal over the summer, Warren will end up collecting more than $5 million from the Broncos.

Warren’s return lasted two plays into the second quarter Sunday night when he came up injured trying to tackle running back Jonathan Dwyer.

Kolb or Skelton?

Booed by a share of the home crowd as he took the field following an ankle injury to John Skelton, Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb heard cheers after he engineered the winning TD drive against Seattle Sunday. Just how long he will be Arizona’s No. 1 QB is an open question. Skelton’s injury was not as serious as first thought. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said it was a low ankle sprain and called it ‘‘good news.’’ Asked Monday if he was ruling out Skelton for Sunday’s game at New England, Whisenhunt said ‘‘Not yet.’’ The coach would not speculate on how long Skelton might be out. ‘‘We don’t think it’s going to be something that’s going to hold him out too long,’’ Whisenhunt said. And when Skelton returns, would he be the starter again? ‘‘I can only tell you that we'll see what happens with John and how quickly he gets back health-wise,” Whisenhunt said . . . Packers receiver Greg Jennings has a groin injury, and his status for Thursday night’s game against the Bears is unclear. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Jennings was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

Locker on track?

Titans quarterback Jake Locker (shoulder) and linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle), both hurt in Sunday’s 34-13 loss to the Patriots, had MRIs. Locker hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder on a tackle, but coach Mike Munchak said he feels good about the QB playing against San Diego, even though Locker may split work in practice Wednesday with Matt Hasselbeck . . . Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold returned to St. Louis after spending the night in Detroit with a neck injury sustained against the Lions that coach Jeff Fisher called a ‘‘significant strain.’’ Saffold was discharged Sunday night from a hospital after results of several medical tests were negative. Fisher declined to speculate on a time frame for Saffold’s return. The Rams lost another offensive lineman, center Scott Wells, in their opening loss. Wells broke a bone in his left foot and needs surgery . . . Fisher said a mistake by the clock operator late in the last-second loss at Detroit in essence gave the Lions an extra timeout that changed how the finish played out in the Rams’ 27-23 defeat.

Bernstine done

Redskins rookie safety Jordan Bernstine is out for the season with torn ligaments in his right knee. The team replaced him with third-year safety Jordan Pugh, cut this month by the Panthers. Bernstine was injured on a kickoff in Sunday’s 40-32 win over the Saints. Also, Skins coach Mike Shanahan said X-rays were negative on receiver Pierre Garcon’s sore right foot. And the team found out Monday that long snapper Nick Sundberg broke his left arm in the first half and continued to play, snapping four times for punts, twice for field goals, and twice for extra points in the second half. He will be out for at least a few weeks . . . Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes is out for the year after an Achilles’ tendon injury in a 40-24 win at Kansas City . . . Dolphins guard Richie Incognito says there’s no validity to complaints by the Texans of dirty play by him Sunday.

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