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Revis responds to Eagles' Jackson

The Eagles’ DeSean Jackson, catching a TD pass against Giants corner Prince Amukamara, says he’s faster than Bucs corner Darrelle Revis.

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The Eagles’ DeSean Jackson, catching a TD pass against Giants corner Prince Amukamara, says he’s faster than Bucs corner Darrelle Revis.

TAMPA — Bucs CB Darrelle Revis concedes he isn't as fast as Eagles WR DeSean Jackson. But that doesn't mean he can't beat him to the football.

Talking about Sunday's game between the teams, Jackson on Tuesday said Revis can't keep up with him.

"I'm sure his coaches are confident in him," he said. "But I don't think he can run with me. I don't think he's as fast as me."

Wednesday, Revis, expected to draw the Eagles' top receiver, responded.

"I'm not here to discuss who's the fastest," said Revis, who held Jackson to two catches for 28 yards in a 2011 game between the Eagles and Revis' Jets. "I'm not running for the Olympics or anything like that, and he's not, either. I'm here to compete and play.

"I've covered him before in the past, and it was a good battle then. And we'll see what happens this time around. It's a matchup every week, whoever I'm covering or the best receiver. And he is their best."

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Jackson was complementary toward Revis.

"He says he has the utmost respect for Revis and knows it's going to be a great matchup," Kelly said. "I saw one thing caught headlines. I think it was in response to the question of who was faster."

'KNOCKs' KNOCK: Bucs coach Greg Schiano wasn't amused that the NFL said it might force teams that have not been in the playoffs in two seasons or don't have a new coach to participate in Hard Knocks, HBO's series that follows a team during training camp. "Let's make it to the playoffs," Schiano said.

INJURY IMPACT: The Bucs got TE Tom Crabtree (ankle) and DT Derek Landri (knee) back at practice. G Carl Nicks was limited due to a toe injury. A toe injury forced him to miss nine games last season, and he developed a staph infection on the toe during training camp. WR Mike Williams (hamstring) and S Dashon Goldson (foot) also were limited. CB Michael Adams (knee) did not practice.

FINE NEWS: DE Adrian Clayborn won his appeal of the league's $21,000 fine assessed for hitting Saints QB Drew Brees on Sept. 15.

Player lost: The Chargers signed LT Mike Remmers from the practice squad. He spent 15 weeks on it in 2012 and appeared in all four preseason games, starting two, in 2013.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Revis responds to Eagles' Jackson 10/09/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 10:28pm]
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