Updated: April 11, 2013, 9:39 PM ET
Darrelle Revis is running again — but not his mouth.
“There’s been a lot of talk,” he said. “We’ll see what happens — if I’m there or if I’m not. But that’s the next step. That’s the next phase for me in my career, these next couple of weeks.”
Much to his chagrin, Revis will report Monday for the start of the Jets’ offseason program. He prefers to remain in Arizona, where he has been rehabbing since January, but he would forfeit $3 million in bonuses if he doesn’t attend 80 percent of the Jets’ workouts.
New general manager John Idzik isn’t cutting him any slack even though the team has been shopping him in trade talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Idzik’s stance has created more acrimony in an already rocky relationship between Revis and the team.
Revis, who could be traded before the April 25 draft, will spend the next two weeks rehabbing with the Jets. Before reporting Monday, he’ll go to Manhattan to visit with his surgeon, Russell Warren, the New York Giants‘ team doctor. He’ll have an examination and an MRI, and then it’s on to the Jets. He won’t make the 8 a.m. team meeting.
In the TV piece, Revis is seen cutting, performing agility drills and running on a treadmill.
If he gets cleared by Warren, he can start running without any restrictions. He’s six months removed from ACL surgery.
“I can’t wait until my name gets called, when I get to run out of the tunnel and just be where I usually [am],” he said. “My comfort zone is to go out there and just play ball. I’ve played six years. It went so fast. I’m just grateful. I just thank God I got a second chance.”
The question: Will it be the Jets’ tunnel or the Bucs’ tunnel he runs out of on opening day?
This article was originally posted on ESPN.com