The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the biggest splash of the offseason when they made a trade with the New York Jets to acquire star cornerback Darrelle Revis, but his health status was still unclear. Now that team doctors have had some time to evaluate Revis, he has been medically cleared just in time for the start of training camp.
NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer reports that Buccaneersdoctors have cleared Revis for action. Technically, he’s been cleared for weeks for all activities by his operating surgeon, Dr. Russell Warren. Kremer’s latest segment for her series “Project Revis” will air Wednesday on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access.”
Buccaneers veterans report for work Wednesday and will take a conditioning test, but Revis will be one of eight players held out of the test because he hasn’t trained for it. Revis is expected to participate in individual drills but probably not seven-on-seven work.
While Revis will be back on the field for training camp, don’t expect the Buccaneers to give him a heavy workload.
The plan will be to bring Revis along slowly so that he can get some valuable reps while still taking it easy and nursing his knee back to 100 percent. By the time the season rolls around, he will be a full go and the Buccaneers new and improved secondary will be ready to go.