Darrelle Revis is confident he will fully recover from a major knee injury and help transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a playoff team.
The three-time All-Pro cornerback acquired from the New York Jets was formally introduced Monday as the newest member of a defense that ranked last in the NFL in pass defense in 2012.
Revis said he's going to ''do my best'' to play up to expectations that come with a new six-year, $96 million contract and insisted during a news conference that he holds no grudges against his old team, which was reluctant to give a player coming off surgery to repair a torn knee ligament such a commitment.
''I have nothing to prove to the New York Jets,'' Revis said. ''I have nothing to prove to anybody.''
Weeks of reports about the 27-year-old's future ended Sunday when the Jets traded Revis to the Bucs in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this week's NFL draft and another selection next year.
The star cornerback also agreed to what Revis conceded is a ...