Darrelle Revis gets good news from MRI

Revis ahead of schedule, cleared to run 'without restriction'

4/15/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Darrelle Revis gets good news from MRIIt appears that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is the latest athlete to recover from an ACL tear faster than expected. A Monday MRI showed that Revis' recovery is ahead of schedule, and Revis' surgeon has cleared the shutdown defensive back to begin running without restriction. The Jets' team doctors will now examine the MRI themselves and decide exactly how Revis should continue his rehab.

The next step for Revis will be reporting to the Jets' facilities to meet with new general manager John Idzik, who will decide "the right thing to do" with his team's best player upon reviewing the MRI himself.

A trade sending Revis out of New York remains extremely possible, and the most likely destination is Tampa Bay. Although the Jets have reportedly put trade talks on pause, and the Buccaneers are growing frustrated with the Jets stalling, it would still be in the best interest of both teams to pull the trigger on a trade before the draft.

One of the factors that likely had the Buccaneers nervous about giving up too much in a trade was Revis' health being a question mark. With his recovery now ahead of schedule, the Bucs can now feel pretty confident in the fact that Revis will return to his dominant form in 2013. This report of Revis' expedited recovery is news that should increase the chances of a trade happening sooner.

The Bucs were reportedly willing to give up a first-, third-, and fifth-round pick for Revis before the Jets pressed the "pause button" on trade talks. If the Jets keep Revis, he is a near lock to leave after 2013 - the final year of his contract. The Bucs' haul of picks is pretty nice considering the likely alternative.

The Jets want to get this deal done before the draft (April 25th) so that they can use the Bucs' 13th overall pick this year. With the 9th overall pick already at their disposal, the Jets could really improve their roster if they are wise with their selections in the first round. A trade going down shortly before the draft's first day appears to be the most likely conclusion to this saga.
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