Darrelle Revis has been cleared for practice and is shooting to play in the Bucs' opener vs. the New York Jets. (J. Meric/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis will take to the field on Thursday when the team opens training camp with its first organized practice of the season, according to a report Wednesday from Fox Sports Florida. The three-time All-Pro was medically cleared to resume limited activities with the team, but head coach Greg Schiano confirmed that Revis will in fact be on the practice field starting Thursday.
The 28-year old Revis, who was traded from the New York Jets in April, suffered a season-ending ACL tear last September and has been rehabbing with the Bucs by participating in offseason workouts but not in drills. Schiano said that Revis won't be made to do everything just yet because he wants to pace his player to be ready for the start of the season:
"Darrelle is going to go through things. He'll do some stuff, but we're not going to have him do everything. ... With a guy like Darrelle, he's a professional. He knows what he has to do to get ready. We're going to help him and make sure he's ready to go when we start."
Schiano added that Revis, who signed a $96 million deal with Tampa Bay, will largely be gauged for preseason games based on how he does in training camp beginning this week. The team opens its preseason Aug. 8 against the Baltimore Ravens and then kicks off its regular season with a game on the road against the Jets.