Although Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis has not been cleared to practice, nine months after suffering a torn ACL, the team says there is no doubt at all that he’ll be good to go for the start of the regular season.
Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik said on Pro Football Talk shortly after the trade that he was confident Revis would be good to go, and he said on NFL Network on Friday that he’s positive Revis will be able to play against his former team in the opener.
“Fully confident,” Dominik said. “He’s in great shape right now, he’s running full speed, he’s cutting, he’s doing all the things we want him to do from a training standpoint, a rehabilitation standpoint.”
Dominik said the team may slow Revis down if necessary, but he should be good to go when training camp starts.
“We’re going to keep him at our pace,” Dominik said. “But the whole point is he’ll walk out there the first day of training camp, he’ll have pads on, and he’ll be ready for, hopefully, the Jets in Week One. We’re expecting that.”
Revis playing against his old team will be one of the major stories of the NFL’s opening Sunday.