Buccaneers WR Evans (hamstring) spotted at practice
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was spotted catching passes on the practice field on Friday.
Evans had been absent from practice on both Wednesday and Thursday while nursing a hamstring injury.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection was seen catching fade passes from quarterback Tom Brady during warmups. He then joined the team indoors for practice, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Evans’ level of participation likely will go a long way in determining his availability to play in the season opener against the host New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Evans, 27, missed the final three games of the 2019 season with a hamstring injury.
In 2019, Evans joined Hall of Famer Randy Moss in becoming just the second wide receiver in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first six seasons.
Evans had 67 receptions for 1,157 yards with eight touchdowns in the first 13 games in 2019.
The Buccaneers’ first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Evans is the team’s all-time leader in receptions (462), receiving yards (7,260) and receiving touchdowns (48).
Scotty Miller or Justin Watson will see an increase in snaps if Evans is unavailable to play on Sunday against the Saints.
–Field Level Media