Bucs' Revis hopeful surgically repaired knee will be ready for season opener in 3 months

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is making progress in his recovery from knee surgery and remains hopeful of being ready to play in the team's regular season opener in September.

The centerpiece of coach Greg Schiano's effort to overhaul the NFL's worst pass defense is not expected to participate in full-speed drills during a mandatory mini-camp next week. Revis, however, has been working out with a team trainer and spending time on the sidelines observing teammates during voluntary practices known as organized team activities.

Revis said Tuesday he's "taking steps every day" toward getting back on the field.

At the same time, he won't say how close his surgically repaired left knee is to being 100 percent.