Bucs tag Mike Evans as doubtful for Sunday

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Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians suggested that wide receiver Mike Evans would be a game-time decision for Week One’s game against the Saints as a result of the hamstring injury that kept him out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but the team gave Evans an injury designation that makes it unlikely that he’ll play.

Evans has been listed as doubtful for the season opener. He could be upgraded to questionable on Saturday, but players who carry that tag into Sunday are rarely on the field come kickoff. Left tackle Donovan Smith was the only player listed as doubtful for any game by the Bucs last season and he did not play.

Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller, Justin Watson, Jaydon Mickens, and Tyler Johnson would be the available receivers for Tampa if Evans can’t go.

Evans is the only player on the Bucs roster whose status for Sunday is up in the air. No other players received an injury designation on Friday’s report.

13 responses to “Bucs tag Mike Evans as doubtful for Sunday

  1. welp

    that sort of changes things

    brady in for a rude awakening playing for an inferior frachise and coaching staff

  2. covidiots says:
    September 11, 2020 at 4:55 pm
    I think they’ll be fine with all the other weapons they have on that team.

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    what wewpons beyond Godwin are these exactly? lol

    OJ Howard was almost dealt last year as a bust. Gronk is cooked.

    Do tell.


  3. rgibbons63 says:
    September 11, 2020 at 5:22 pm
    Weapons, brate, jones, miller,mc coy, fournette, watson, gronk

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    Brate is solid. Gronk done and won’t make the season. Miller has to prove himself.

    Lots of unknowns in TB. This sport is not a video game.

    Tell me, how is Scotty Miller hyper but Jakobi Meyers who outproduced him while being ignored, is not?

    13 receptions, 200 yards for Miller last year. lol

    I’d pump the brakes on that guy.

    The fraudulent media and nfl fans who don’t know how dumb they look regurgitating comments that don’t make sense.

    Who is Watson? lmao

    Fournette is an RB. NEs RB group demolishes TBs very weak group.

  4. Touchback6- i bet it drives you crazy to read all the Bucs hype. Its going to be the defense that makes this team this year. To much hype and unknowns on this offense…But the mix of veteran players and young players is the thing about it- and only 1 rookie with nfl pedigree starting. All the rest have played together and know the system… Do I think Superbowl- No. But to call inferior might be a stretch. Plus the Bucs #1 and #2 enemies (Winston and Gay) are gone.

  5. I have been a Patriots fan since the 60’s and have watched all but 1 or 2 games since the 2003 season. But even I can see that Tampa has much more on offense than New England now and last season. It’s obvious that Brady has more talent to work with now.

  6. touchback6 says:
    September 11, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    that sort of changes things

    brady in for a rude awakening playing for an inferior frachise and coaching staff

    Brady will be just fine. 2019 Pats receivers rated the worst WR corps of the PFF era. Newton will find out soon enough.

  7. Take it slow with him, maybe give him some reps and have him in there with a light load, will still be a good distraction for the defense at least. Or just sit him and don’t risk your WR1, with Godwin and the rest they should be just fine, might be better for Scotty Miller and some of those other WRs to get some more playing time and experience.

    And it’s crazy, Brady’s WR1 is out and we aren’t even that worried. On the Pats that was like the whole WR corps lol.

  8. So surprising how some fans have turned on Brady after all the years in NE. I hope he does well and proves them wrong.

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