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Revis' former teammate hoping for chance to face off




The Bucs’ season opener at the Jets has already been billed as a grudge match pitting new Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis against his former teammates.

And it would be an even more interesting matchup should the Jets’ top receiver, Santonio Holmes play.

Holmes is recovering from a major foot injury and can’t yet say when he’ll be cleared to return. But he’s hoping that day comes in time for him to face Revis in a matchup he’s looking forward to.

“It would be a great matchup, it would be a lot of fun to go out there against an old nemesis,” Holmes said Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. “(As) a guy who’s coming off an injury himself, I wish him much success this season, and hopefully he’s prepared and ready just like I will be.”

While Revis is fully expected to play in the game despite the torn knee ligament he suffered last season, Holmes’ status seems a bit less certain. He was vague when asked about his health.

“It’s been that hard to just get the feeling of your body to move in an everyday motion for so many years,” said Holmes. “To have something like this happen, it kind of puts a damper in your whole physical ability to do anything.”


[Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:41am]


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