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Revis OK, but Bucs lose LB Casillas to knee injury




The Bucs had encouraging news Monday on the status of star cornerback Darrelle Revis, but they've likely lost another defensive starter as starting strongside linebacker Jonathan Casillas may need season-ending surgery.

"(Casillas) injured his knee, may be done for the season. We'll have to see," coach Greg Schiano said. "If he needs surgery, that will be it for the season. Probably looks that way right now."

Casillas had stepped in as the Bucs' starter a month ago, and with limited depth at linebacker, the Bucs can either bring Dekoda Watson back from rush end or try rookie Ka'lial Glaud, who had three tackles in Sunday's loss at Carolina.

Revis has left the last two games with injuries, and Sunday's was to his shoulder and chest, but Schiano said the initial signs are promising for him being able to play Sunday at home against Buffalo.

"I think he's going to be OK," Schiano said. "Initially came off the field, had some pain in his upper torso area, then they examined him inside. Not sure what the situation is. I don't think it's real serious, but we'll see."

Revis missed much of the second half Sunday, with Danny Gorrer filling in at cornerback, with three tackles on defense and another on special teams.

[Last modified: Monday, December 2, 2013 3:23pm]


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