Darrelle Revis was absent from Patriots' practice on Tuesday and it had nothing to do with an injury or a personal matter. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Revis was late and coach Bill Belichick sent him home.
Following last Thursday's win over the Jets, Patriots players were given the weekend off and were to report for work on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Revis was late. The cornerback told the media that whatever happened was "between me and coach" and to "talk to him" about it.
More via Reiss:
The Boston Herald reported Revis missed practice after oversleeping but was told to stay home instead of showing up late. Revis appeared at Gillette Stadium later in the day after his teammates had left, when he met privately with Belichick and apologized, according to the Herald report. ...
The Globe report cited a source saying Revis accepted being sent home and understands that Belichick's rules apply to everyone. In the past, Belichick has sent players home, including former linebacker Adalius Thomas and star wide receiver Randy Moss.
Revis returned to practice on Wednesday and we suspect he'll see normal duty this Sunday against the Bears.