Even during absence, Bucs keeping close tabs on Darrelle Revis
Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis had been rehabbing his torn ACL with the Bucs at their facility throughout the offseason, but that's not been the case during the past several weeks. Players were cut loose last month for their final break before training camp, leaving a five-week window during which Revis would be away.
But the Bucs didn't give up oversight over their $16 million player. Head trainer Todd Toriscelli, and Revis' personal trainer in Arizona, have been working hand in hand to manage Revis' workouts. Coach Greg Schiano described them as being "in constant contact." The working relationship is close enough that Toriscelli has traveled to Arizona in the past few weeks to see first-hand how Revis was doing.
He returned and reported to Schiano that everything appeared on target, and Revis is expected to practice next Thursday when the Bucs take the field for the first time.
Like several others coming off injuries, Revis likely will practice only in a limited capacity. He could be joined by guards Davin Joseph (knee) and Carl Nicks (foot) and defensive end Adrian Clayborn (knee). Exact decisions on players' workloads will be made on a case-by-case basis after players report on Wednesday.
Schiano offered a little reminder that taking the field in training camp isn't the end-all, be-all anyway.
"That Jets game," he said, referencing the regular-season opener, "is the ultimate where we want to have them ready to go and that’s our goal."