News: Revis Ready to Return to the Field in April?

Could Darrelle Revis’s knee rehabilitation be finishing up just around the corner?  Connor Orr writes on NJ.com that the Jets defensive back is in good shape and could return to the football field sooner than many might have anticipated.  Orr caught up with Revis’s trainer Will Sullivan recently and this is what Sullivan told Orr.

Football-related activities are not too far away. Sullivan hopes to get Revis out on the field in less than two months.

“For me, I think I’m thumbs up in April, I’m going to get the green light in April,” Sullivan told The Star-Ledger in a recent phone interview. “The great thing is, there’s been no setbacks, it’s been a great surgery, he’s doing the right things — he hasn’t done too much, he hasn’t done too little. He’s doing just enough to make sure he’s cooperating with the doctor and physical therapist.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Of course what the team and the Jets doctors would clear Revis for is another matter … Ryan is notoriously cautious in bringing players along too quickly and so should Revis stay with the Jets we’ll see just how soon any activities might actually begin for Revis.

Maybe more than anything, I see this as a smoke signal from Team Revis to the larger NFL community.  I find it hard to believe that Revis’s personal trainer (likely retained by Revis or his agents) would talk to the press about such a topic as this without someone’s consent.  To me, this is an unmistakable message that for a hesitant GM there’s no reason to worry about Revis’s recovery from knee surgery and rehab.  Whatever a team might be trading for would not be adversely impacting any NFL schedules or team activities.

Translation?  There’d be no trader’s remorse for any interested team come April.