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Dominik: Thoughts of Revis trade began after knee injury

New Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis, left, rides a stationary bike as he talks to Todd Toriscelli, Director of Sports Medicine and Performance during Monday's optional workout.

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New Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis, left, rides a stationary bike as he talks to Todd Toriscelli, Director of Sports Medicine and Performance during Monday's optional workout.

Mark Dominik apparently has a little evil genius in him. Either that or he simply made an incredibly accurate guess on the future of Darrelle Revis.

In any case, during reporter Andrea Kremer’s latest behind-the-scenes report on Revis’ rehab for NFL Network, Dominik, the Bucs' general manager, revealed the very first time he thought about acquiring Revis from his former team, the Jets.

It was, interestingly, Week 3 of last season – the same day Revis suffered what turned out to be a torn ACL, ending his 2012 season. It seems like a strange thought to occur to Dominik on a day when Revis’ ability to return to his elite level was at least somewhat in doubt.

“Quite frankly, it started when he blew out his knee,” Dominik said of his thought process. “I actually went into (personnel director) Dennis Hickey’s office and I said, ‘That could be a reason why he leaves the Jets.’ Because I knew what his contract situation was. So, when he hurt his knee, I thought, ‘That’s going to be an ‘out’ possibility.’”

Obviously, Dominik nailed it.

It seems Dominik never shared the story with Revis himself, either. When Kremer told Revis what Dominik had said, he responded by saying, “That’s just mind boggling.”

And it is.

The video is worth watching to get a better sense of some of the things Revis is able to do physically at this point in his rehab. As we witnessed on Monday during OTAs, he’s got quite a ways to go. But he’s working feverishly and he has the undivided attention of the medical staff to help him along the way.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:21am]

    

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