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Buccaneers, Mike Evans agree to deal

Mike Evans AP

The Buccaneers have struck a deal with their first-round draft pick.

The club has agreed with rookie wide receiver Mike Evans on a four-year contract, the team said on its website Thursday.

The No. 7 overall pick, Evans (6-5, 231) hauled in 65 passes for 1,322 yards and 12 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore at Texas A&M in 2013. He does not turn 21 until August.

Evans looks likely to receive significant playing time in his first NFL season. In April, the Buccaneers dealt receiver Mike Williams to Buffalo, opening up a spot in the starting lineup that Evans figures to fill.

According to the club, the Buccaneers have just two unsigned rookies remaining: tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (second round) and running back Charles Sims (third round).

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7 Responses to “Buccaneers, Mike Evans agree to deal”
  1. newdayintampabay says: Jun 12, 2014 1:43 PM

    It’s a wrap!

  2. jdphx says: Jun 12, 2014 2:12 PM

    Are the new Bucs uniforms awful or what?

  3. dellis2008 says: Jun 12, 2014 2:16 PM

    Excited about what he’s going to do this year!!!
    #offensive rookie of the year

  4. djshnooks says: Jun 12, 2014 2:18 PM

    Got #1 signed before #2 and #3? Weird.

    The Bucs ended up with the exact 2 players I wanted the Bills to draft, in the same exact way too…WR Mike Evans in the first round, and, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the second round. Dagnabit!

    I have seriously been pounding the table for that for two years now. Oh well, hopefully Sammy Watkins is special…but I’m not 100% sold on it him yet. Don’t mind what they gave up, as Dallas gave up even more for an average Cornerback…but I’m worried about his route-tree in the NFL.

  5. swampcannons says: Jun 12, 2014 2:52 PM

    @djshnooks:

    I think Watkins is getting a nice complimentary receiver in Mike Williams. Really hope he’s a good addition in Buffalo. He did far more good than bad in TB and can open up the offense playing the slot. It’s really up to Manuel to progress as a QB now, the weapons are there and it’ll be exciting to watch.

    And we get it trolls, the new unis aren’t pleasing to you. They’re going to look a lot more attractive when the Bucs are beating your team while wearing them.

  6. txraiderfan says: Jun 12, 2014 5:23 PM

    Evans is going to be an awesome pick. Would have rather seen the Raiders trade down a spot or two and take him over Mack

  7. slick50ks says: Jun 12, 2014 8:09 PM

    By far the best WR in this draft.

    WTF was Buffalo thinking?

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