While Revis, Joseph take steps forward, guard Carl Nicks has foot injury

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.

Revis, the $96 million cornerback acquired from the New York Jets and returning from October knee surgery, began practicing with the Bucs' first defensive unit.

Joseph, who missed the entire 2012 season after having surgery on his right knee and did not travel with the team to New England last week, participated in most of Monday's practice. Schiano called it "a big step up for him" and said the two-time Pro Bowl guard might play at Miami.

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