TAMPA, Fla. — The wait to see Darrelle Revis play in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform could be in its final days.
On Friday, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said that the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback will play in the Sept. 8 season opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium if no setbacks occur before then.
“Yeah, like I’ve said all along … as long as there are no setbacks, that’s the plan,” Schiano said, a day after Tampa Bay closed the preseason with a 30-12 loss to the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium.
Revis has practiced with the top defense in recent weeks, though he did not play in any of Tampa Bay’s four preseason games. Since Revis was traded from the Jets in April, both he and the Bucs have been cautious with his condition as he recovers from a torn ACL in his left knee. However, Schiano has said repeatedly that the team’s goal was to have the three-time All-Pro ready come Week 1.
If all goes well in the coming days, that target could be met.