Last week, Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik said that the team was “almost certain” that cornerback Darrelle Revis would be ready to play in the first week of the regular season.
On Monday, Revis took a step toward making that prediction come true. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Revis participated in 7-on-7 drills for the first time since camp opened. Revis was covering wide receiver Vincent Jackson during the drill and Stroud reports that Jackson knocked him to the ground while making a touchdown catch.
Assuming all continues to go well for Revis in his return from a torn ACL, he should move on to 11-on-11 work before too much longer. His knee has held up well during the gradual ramping up of his workload this spring and summer so there’s no reason to think that he won’t continue to progress at a pace that works for both him and the team.
The Bucs haven’t ruled out action in a preseason game for their big offseason addition, although it seems more likely that we’ll see him in game action for the first time when Tampa faces Revis’ former Jets teammates in Week One.