Darrelle Revis cleared to return

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis, recovering from a major knee injury, has been medically cleared to return by team doctors, according to a report by NFL.com.

Revis will report to training camp Wednesday with the rest of Tampa Bay's veterans, but he'll be one of eight players held out of a conditioning test because he hasn't trained for it. Revis is expected to participate in individual drills but probably not seven-on-seven work, the report stated.

The Buccaneers previously have expressed optimism that Revis, who tore his ACL on Sept. 23 of last season, would be ready for the start of camp.

Revis, a four-time Pro Bowler, is considered one of the game's best cornerbacks and was acquired in an offseason trade from the New York Jets. He has been running and cutting on the knee, and said he expects to be ready when the Bucs visit the Jets in Week 1.

After acquiring Revis, the Buccaneers signed him to a six-year, $96 million contract.