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Darrelle Revis says he took a huge step forward on Monday

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You can check off another box on Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ checklist for a complete recovery from a torn ACL.

Revis took part in full speed team drills on Monday, lining up across from wide receiver Vincent Jackson in man coverage and letting it all hang out. Revis said after practice that his knee felt great and that he thinks it was a major step toward being in the lineup when the Bucs face his old teammates from the Jets in the first week of the regular season.

“I think this was a huge step today, just getting out there and running, getting the calls, up-tempo type of stuff I was doing,” Revis said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “So it was a huge step for me and it was a huge day for just being out there and moving around and not having any problems, nothing, no soreness after practice or swelling. So it was a huge step for me.”

When discussing Revis’ next step last week, coach Greg Schiano said he didn’t need to see Revis play in any preseason games but he’d listen if Revis lobbied to get on the field before the end of the exhibition schedule. Revis said Monday that his goal was to play all 16 weeks in the regular season and that he was focused on doing whatever he can to avoid setbacks between now and that game against the Jets.

Based on that answer, we’d guess that Revis won’t be playing in August since all the signs for him playing in September look good right now.

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22 Responses to “Darrelle Revis says he took a huge step forward on Monday”
  1. whatnojets says: Aug 19, 2013 3:01 PM

    Was it more than one foot???

  2. supremekingz says: Aug 19, 2013 3:03 PM

    I think the term “preseason” should include ANY games against the Jets, regular season or otherwise.

  3. thornfist says: Aug 19, 2013 3:06 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: DARRELLE REVIS SAYS HE PUT HIS LEFT FOOT IN AND TOOK HIS LEFT FOOT OUT – UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT “HE SHOOK IT ALL ABOUT”

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 3:07 PM

    Doesn’t matter; still inferior to Richard Sherman. #GetYaPicksUp! #childplease

  5. jetny says: Aug 19, 2013 3:08 PM

    Then it must be time for him to hold out (or threaten to hold out) for a new contract.

  6. bennyb82 says: Aug 19, 2013 3:11 PM

    It is now being reported that he wants to restructure his contract before taking a second step…

  7. tombradyswig says: Aug 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    2 int’s wk 1 vs goofy headband sancheeze!

  8. jjb0811 says: Aug 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    Preseason games are really for 1st-3rd year players battling for roster spots. That’s why you see vets playing a series or 2 before heading to the sidelines.

    Why these teams risk putting recovering vet players in during these games is silly.

    Revis won’t improve going against a WR for 10 plays (max) but he could hurt his knee during those plays.

  9. ambitoos says: Aug 19, 2013 3:18 PM

    Don’t mention Vincent Jackson. I haven’t accepted the fact that he’s no longer a Charger. Man could we use him now. Damned AJ Smith.

  10. ingraven says: Aug 19, 2013 3:20 PM

    was it with his right or left foot?

  11. ingraven says: Aug 19, 2013 3:21 PM

    didnt all of us who can walk do this same thing?

  12. mikealstott says: Aug 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Hey Darrelle can you please tell Carl Nicks to call your doctors? He has a hurt toe… With an infected blister…. With $31 million garunteed dollars…

  13. westampa says: Aug 19, 2013 3:24 PM

    If this guy doesn’t play an entire season at a Darrelle Revis level Mark Dominick can kiss his job good bye.

  14. pekkle007 says: Aug 19, 2013 3:25 PM

    Bucs D > Steelers D? What do you think?

  15. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 19, 2013 3:52 PM

    I liked this guy better when he was “speechless”…

  16. ninersdomanation says: Aug 19, 2013 3:56 PM

    Wait until they play in the 49ers!!!! #BESTFOOTBALL$(ERS!!!

  17. spedman24 says: Aug 19, 2013 4:06 PM

    Revis then asked for another 15mil

  18. spedman24 says: Aug 19, 2013 4:06 PM

    Revis then asked for another 15mil

  19. captainstagger says: Aug 19, 2013 4:43 PM

    Bitter Jets fan is starting to sound like a broken record. #beatingadeadhorse

  20. bleedrangerblue says: Aug 19, 2013 5:21 PM

    Just wait Buc fans. Revis will hold out next year for guaranteed money….

  21. selmonfan63 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:50 PM

    But how’s Brady?

  22. tampamac says: Aug 19, 2013 10:43 PM

    Yeah, but wait until he holds out.

    Revis is overpaid.

    Revis is overrated.

    Revis can’t hold Richard Sherman’s jock strap.

    Now bitter Jets fans and Seahawks trolls can save this thread to their favorites and copy and paste their favorite stale retorts all in one place any time there’s a Revis-related story.

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