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Buccaneers sign first-round pick, WR Mike Evans

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Mike Evans has agreed to his four-year contract. (USATSI)
Mike Evans has agreed to his four-year contract. (USATSI)

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The Buccaneers have signed No. 7 overall pick, receiver Mike Evans, the team announced Thursday.

Though it seemed there was a possibility Tampa Bay would take a quarterback in the first round, the Buccaneers instead selected the tall, physical receiver who shined with Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco immediately praised the selection.

Evans' contract is a four-year deal (with a team option for year No. 5) that should be worth a fully-guaranteed $14.63 million with a signing bonus of $8.96 million.

 
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