TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Darrelle Revis isn't making any bold predictions about his debut with the Buccaneers.
The star cornerback's return from knee surgery that's sidelined him nearly a year is set for Sunday, when Tampa Bay opens the season against the three-time All-Pro's old team, the New York Jets.
"I've been practicing and I've been out there making plays here and there, and then some plays maybe not so good," Revis told reporters Wednesday. "At this point, that's what it is ... I'm not a perfect football player, we all make mistakes. After the game when the sheet comes out, with your good plays and bad plays ... but I have to go out there and just play ball."
Revis has been looking forward to a new start since late April, when the Jets traded him to the Buccaneers, who signed him to a six-year, $96 million contract that makes him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.
The Bucs had the league's worst pass defense in 2012 and are counting on Revis and another offseason acquisition, All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson, to make a difference.
Associated Press and 10 News