Friday, November 29, 2013
Darrelle Revis questionable for Sunday
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- Cornerback Darrelle Revis said Friday it’s likely his status for Sunday’s contest at Carolina won’t be decided until shortly before the game.
Revis is listed as questionable with a groin injury that was suffered in last week’s victory against Detroit.
“It’ll probably be a game-time decision,’’ Revis said. “I’ll probably have to get out there a little earlier and try to run and see how I feel when I’m cutting and how I move.’’
Revis practiced for the first time this week Friday, but did so on a limited basis.
“Darrelle was limited as far as tempo and those kind of things,’’ coach Greg Schiano said. “Since he’s been out the previous two days, that’s a step in the right direction. We’ll see come Sunday.’’
Revis said the injury has responded well to treatment and he’s hoping to see continued progress.
“It is what it is, I can’t control my injury,’’ Revis said. “When I feel ready to go that’s when it’s time for me to get out there and play.’’
If Revis is healthy enough to play, he’s likely to be matched up against Carolina’s top receiver, Steve Smith.
“They have a great passing attack,’’ Revis said. “We feel that he’s the key guy. He gets them going. He has a lot of emotion after catches sometimes. We want to take that away from him.’’
If Revis can’t play, the Bucs are likely to put rookie Johnthan Banks on Smith. Banks did a solid job against Detroit’s Calvin Johnson after Revis went out.