Bucs WR Evans upgraded to questionable vs. Saints

Field Level Media

September 12, 2020 at 10:27 pm.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ status was upgraded to questionable on Saturday, one day before the team’s season opener against the host New Orleans Saints.

Evans, who is nursing a hamstring injury, returned to practice as a limited participant on Friday. He was listed as doubtful for the contest at that time.

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 Sunday against the Saints.

Also on Saturday, the Buccaneers called up wide receiver Cyril Grayson from the practice squad. Grayson has one career NFL reception after playing two games for Tampa Bay last season.