Evans secured three of eight targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Evans was far from efficient and saw a ball bounce off his outstretched hands in the fourth quarter, resulting in Tom Brady's second interception of the afternoon. However, the multi-time Pro Bowler did contribute a 16-yard scoring grab that opened the Buccaneers' scoring on the day, his second touchdown in as many postseason games. He'lll look to make it a hat trick in that department during a Super Bowl LV matchup versus either the Bills or Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Evans (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Evans injured his knee Week 17 but has nonetheless managed to play 84 and 88 percent of Tampa's offensive snaps in two playoff games. He caught six passes for 119 yards in the wild-card round, followed by just one reception for a three-yard touchdown in the divisional round. Antonio Brown's upcoming absence due to a knee injury of his own could push a few more targets toward Evans or Chris Godwin.
Evans (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Evans maintained his activity level from Wednesday, when his reps were capped in a walk-through session. Chris Godwin (quadriceps) is in the same boat as Evans, while Antonio Brown (knee) has been unable to practice this week. Even if Evans is unable to put in a full session Friday, it appears as if the Buccaneers are managing his practice reps to make sure he's ready for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Green Bay.
The Buccaneers listed Evans (knee) as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report. In addition to Evans, wideout Chris Godwin (hip/quadriceps) and running back Ronald Jones (finger/calf) were also labeled as limited. Greg Auman of The Athletic suggests that the trio's listed limitations can be viewed as carryover from last week, when all managed to play through their respective injuries in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Saints. Like last week, expect Evans to eventually enter this weekend's NFC Championship Game against the Packers without an injury designation.
Evans brought in one of three targets for a three-yard touchdown in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday. On an evening when the Buccaneers passing game cooled off significantly, Evans tied a season-low figure in receptions while just exceeding his low-water mark in yards. However, the multi-time Pro Bowler at least made his one reception count, as it allowed Tampa Bay to overcome a 6-3 second-quarter deficit. Evans didn't appear to show any limitations with respect to the hyperextended knee he suffered back in Week 17, and he'll look to bounce back with a much more productive environment in what may be challenging weather at Lambeau Field during next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
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