Max Luckan, a reporter for local radio station 98.7 The Fan, reported on Twitter that a team source has provided good news on All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis:
Darrelle Revis has been cleared for training camp by #Bucs doctors, per team source.
— Max Luckan (@MaxLuckan) July 23, 2013
Lost in the shuffle of the Peyton Hillis signing news, this bit of info is further encouragement as the Buccaneers prepare to open training camp and begin to prepare for the 2013 season.
Revis tore his ACL in September during the early stages of the New York Jets‘ 2012 season, and has been working hard on his rehabilitation ever since. There has been encouraging news about his status over the offseason, including video of him working out and cutting like he would in-game situations.
But this piece of information is really the icing on the cake.. If Darrelle Revis is able to safely participate in team activities during camp, and get some run during the preseason, it will ease the minds of Buccaneers’ fans everywhere. In addition, it will give Revis’ new teammates the opportunity to work with him for the first time, and get used to having “Revis Island” in coverage with them.
Depth may be an issue for the Buccaneers, and with the loss of Eric Wright, the team cannot afford to miss Revis during the season. So while he’s not back to 100% just yet, this is a positive sign that he’ll be ready for week one against his former team, and will give the Buccaneers the kind of performances they expected when they offered up a first round pick to bring him to Tampa Bay.