We've been anxiously awaiting news of Darrelle Revis' rehab from ACL surgery, perhaps the single biggest factor in the Bucs' defensive success next season. The Bucs have been optimistic about his progress so far, but we've seen little visual evidence of his improvement. But now, here's a bit of video of Darrelle Revis cutting and moving laterally (via Sports Talk Florida).
It doesn't look very explosive and he doesn't appear to be going full speed, but this is still encouraging. The Buccaneers expect him to be ready for training camp on July 25, although they won't ask him to participate fully.
Meanwhile, Eric Wright posted a blog on his site in which he discussed a number of issues, including Revis' recovery from injury.
Of course, the other acquisition for the secondary this offseason was Darrelle Revis, and though he didn't participate in OTAs on the field with us, he was down there at the facilities with us, putting in the time rehabbing and even extra time, trying to do everything he can to be ready to go when it's time to go. He's a true professional, and I don't think any of us are worried about his recovery process. He has his timeline, and he's going to be ready when he's ready.
You can see the focus and the determination in the way he's attacking his rehab and the way he approaches the game. I think he's done a heck of a job of staying in the books and trying to make sure that he picks up the defense as much as he can even though he's not on the field. That's a hard thing to do, but he's one of those guys that can do it.
In other words: more positive news about Revis, his rehab and his role on the team.