Bucs place Justin Evans, Alan Cross on IR

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The Buccaneers have placed safety Justin Evans and tight end Alan Cross on injured reserve, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Evans, a second-round pick in 2017, played 10 games this season. He missed the past two games with a toe injury and four of the past five with the injury.

He finished with 59 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery he returned for a touchdown and two pass breakups.

Cross left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury.

The third-year veteran played all 14 games, with three starts, and made two catches for 9 yards.

The team announced it promoted tight end Donnie Ernsberger to the active roster from the practice squad. He originally entered the league as a college free agent out of Western Michigan this spring.

He spent the offseason and preseason with the Buccaneers.