Darrelle Revis: 'I have nothing to prove'

NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis holds up a Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey during his unveiling to the press on April 22, 2013
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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing Darrelle Revis says that he has nothing to prove as he continues to recover from a torn knee ligament.

Darrelle Revis has said that he has "nothing to prove" having been traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the weekend.

The Bucs gave up their first-round pick in this year's draft to acquire the cornerback, who is recovering from a knee ligament injury, from the New York Jets.

The 27-year-old told reporters: "I don't have nothing to prove to the New York Jets. I don't have nothing to prove to nobody. I know my expectations as a player, and that's that.

"People are going to sit here and say, 'How's he going to perform? How's he going to play? Is he going to be like he was before?' I understand all of that. I'm a hard worker. It's all on me. I'll give it my all.

"There's no better place to win than here in Tampa, it's a blessing how highly this organisation looks at me. It didn't happen in New York for certain reasons. There are a lot of reasons why not. But I'm here now, and I'm a Buc, and that's how it's going to be for the next six years."

The Buccaneers are due to play the Jets in the first week of the 2013 regular season.

Jets' Darrelle Revis in action against the Giants on August 18, 2012
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