The Buccaneers must have liked what they saw when cornerback Darrelle Revis did seven-on-seven work at practice on Monday, because now they’re talking about playing him in the preseason.
Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that the team will consider putting Revis on the field in the third week of the preseason, which is typically the preseason game when teams try to get the most work out of their starters.
“You don’t want to push,” Dominik said. “You want to stick with your plan. But we may want to get him on the field Week 3 of the preseason, get a few series in, get it over with, get it out of his head, so that Week One in New York he’s ready to go.”
A return for the Buccaneers’ August 24 preseason game against the Dolphins would mean Revis was back on the field 11 months after suffering a torn ACL in Week 3 of last regular season, on September 23. That’s usually enough time for a player to get all the way back to full speed from such an injury, and there seems to be little doubt that Revis is good to go.