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Bucs not sure if Darrelle Revis will play in preseason games

Darrelle Revis AP

Cornerback Darrelle Revis will be on the field when the Buccaneers hold their first practice of training camp on Thursday.

Whether or not he’ll be on the field when the team plays preseason games is another question, however. While confirming that Revis is going to participate in practice on Thursday, coach Greg Schiano said that the team is still figuring out whether the individualized plan the team has designed for Revis as he returns from last year’s torn ACL includes any action in the exhibition season.

“I haven’t decided yet,” Schiano said, via JoeBucsFan.com.

The Vikings provided a blueprint for getting a player coming off an ACL tear ready for the regular season without any preseason action with running back Adrian Peterson last year, so it’s not too unusual to hear the Bucs considering the same route. While no two injuries are exactly the same, the goal of having a player at game speed without undue risk of a setback is identical as are many of the concerns about Revis’ ability to cut on his rehabbed knee.

We’d expect the issue to come up again once the Bucs have had a chance to see Revis practice, but there’s a strong chance that Revis’ first action as a member of the Bucs will come against his old Jets mates in the first week of the season.

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16 Responses to “Bucs not sure if Darrelle Revis will play in preseason games”
  1. siggtacular says: Jul 24, 2013 1:24 PM

    Revis should rest preseason is senseless

  2. floratiotime says: Jul 24, 2013 1:34 PM

    He wants to renegotiate his contract.

  3. uglyglazers says: Jul 24, 2013 1:34 PM

    Will he play in any regular season games?

  4. rawbbqsauce says: Jul 24, 2013 1:34 PM

    We talkin’ about PRESEASON

  5. bunjy96 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:43 PM

    The question still remains, will he play in the regular season.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:48 PM

    Lol is he really still injured or is he already starting on the holdout for renegotiating his contract ?

  7. jeagan1999 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:49 PM

    Smart move. Revis is a pro and the Bucs have one of the best trainers in the NFL. I have no doubt he will be ready to put up the “no fly zone” come the start of the regular season. Besides, that means more reps for Banks and the rest of the Bucs young secondary!

  8. ccjcsr says: Jul 24, 2013 1:57 PM

    He better do something so the excuses don’t mount when he gets toasted!

    #overpaid

  9. evilglazers666 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:39 PM

    Who is a bigger locker room cancer, Winslow Jr, Revis or Hillis?

  10. michael713 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:00 PM

    Any chance we can get at least another 50 comments referring to holding out?

  11. kev86 says: Jul 24, 2013 9:08 PM

    Sanchez or Gino should throw a bomb first play on Revis.

  12. kev86 says: Jul 24, 2013 9:10 PM

    Most overrated team for Revis next?

  13. kev86 says: Jul 24, 2013 9:11 PM

    Than watch Freeman bomb one on D Millner

  14. petedutcherjr says: Jul 24, 2013 9:58 PM

    For those uneducated commenters, it’s the same way Adrian Peterson was hamdled. There is a track record for these things.

  15. bucfan702 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:34 PM

    man wats up with all this revis hating. jet fans get over it he is a buc now and buc fans stand by their players if they are not repeat blotter baby’s.

  16. bucnasty says: Jul 25, 2013 8:47 AM

    So if he doesn’t play who will are depth chart sucks.

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