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So far so good for Darrelle Revis

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis throws

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Yankees. (April 22, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The Bucs took a calculated gamble that Darrelle Revis would be sufficiently healed from season-ending knee surgery and be ready for the start of the regular season, and it appears that bet is paying off.  

Revis has been medically cleared to practice with the Buccaneers, who have their first training camp workout on Wednesday in Tampa. But Revis won't be doing everything. In fact, he won't take the team's conditioning test and will be limited in what drills he participates in. Per Andrea Kremer of the NFL Network, Revis will do individual drills but will most likely be held out of 7-on-7's. 

Even so, it has been a steady progression for Revis, who was traded by the Jets to Tampa in exchange for a first-round pick in 2013 and a conditional third-rounder in 2014. The Jets used the pick to select Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, who remains unsigned and has yet to report to the team. Jets rookies who have signed contracts reported on Monday, and they'll join the veterans in upstate  Cortland on Thursday for the start of training camp. 

Revis himself has been coy about being ready for the start of the regular season, but you can bet he's anxious to be in the lineup for that one. The Bucs open the season at the Jets. 

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