For two straight games, Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis has been bounced out due to a minor injury. Two weeks ago against a battle with Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions, Revis left the game with a minor groin injury. He was able to play on Sunday against Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers, but he also left that game with a shoulder or chest injury in the third quarter. This one didn’t look serious either, and Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano stated that Revis would be “okay” following the game.
According to the Tampa Bay Times’s Rick Stroud, Darrelle Revis is indeed back at practice today, and this confirms that his shoulder/chest injury is a very minor one. Revis should be fully expected to play in this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills, and it would honestly be a shock for him to miss that game. Again, his injury doesn’t seem serious at all, and the fact that he’s already back on the practice field bodes well big-time for this Week 14 status.
Revis has been as good as ever this season, and I think he’s the best cornerback in the league (just a hair better than Richard Sherman). He is shutting down top receivers despite inconsistent safety help from Dashon Goldson, who isn’t a true free safety due to his inability to effectively play deep coverage. It’s great to hear that Revis is a full-go this week, but Bills No. 1 wideout Stevie Johnson is a guy who has always had Revis’s number throughout this career, for whatever reason.