Darrelle Revis and Davin Joseph took steps forward Monday on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' injury front. Carl Nicks took a step back on his troublesome left foot.
Nicks, the starting guard who missed the second half of last season with a lingering injury on his left big toe, has developed a blister on the same foot. It is infected, and Nicks could not practice Monday.
''It's not something you mess around with, but it's not your common injury, either,'' coach Greg Schiano said. ''The next question is how long will it be? I don't know that. We've got to let the medicine run its course and see if we can get that thing straightened out.''
Revis, the $96 million cornerback acquired from the New York Jets and coming off October knee surgery, began practicing with the Bucs' first defensive unit.
''It was a huge day for me, just getting my run fix, getting the calls, up-tempo type of stuff,'' Revis said. ''I was...