Darrelle Revis' first regular-season game since tearing his ACL last year could come against the New York Jets.
In another sign the NFL has a sense for drama and maybe even a sense of humor, the Jets will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the 2013 regular season, a person who viewed the teams' schedule told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL isn't releasing the full schedule until 8 p.m. Thursday.
The Jets and Bucs have discussed a trade involving Revis over the past few months. The Jets are unwilling to give Revis a long-term contract, but the Bucs have indicated they're open to that possibility. Tampa is also willing to part with its 2013 first-round pick and perhaps more, though the talks between the sides appear to be stalled.
Meanwhile, Revis is working his way back during offseason workouts at the Jets' facility.
"I can't wait until my name gets called," he said in a recent interview with NFL Network, "when I get to run out of the tunnel and just be where I usually (am)."
Oh, he'll be where he usually is – in MetLife Stadium. He just might come running out of the other tunnel.