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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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February 26, 2020 10:36 AM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Possible June return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Bruce Arians hopes Evans (foot) will be cleared June 1, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Evans started the 2019 season on injured reserve due to an Achilles injury, and he was shut down for the year after undergoing surgery on his other foot -- the one that hampered him in the 2018 campaign. It's been a tough stretch for Evans, but he's almost in the clear and could participate in part of the offseason program. At the very least, the 24-year-old safety should be back in action by training camp.

November 16, 2019 03:52 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Not returning in '19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Evans (Achilles) will not be activated off injured reserve this season, as he requires surgery on his other foot, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Evans' status for this season has seemingly been up in the air since the summer, when he sat out the final preseason game against the Cowboys with Achilles soreness. However, it's his other foot, the one that houses the troublesome toe that caused him to finish last season on injured reserve after 10 games, that is preventing his return in 2019. The third-year pro will now set his sights on a 2020 return.

October 7, 2019 06:44 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans underwent surgery to address his Achilles injury Monday, per his official Instagram account.

Evans will be eligible to return from IR later in the season, but it's worth noting that his recovery timetable has yet to be disclosed. The third-year safety will play a key role in Tampa Bay's secondary if he's able to retake the field this season.

September 9, 2019 04:56 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Evans didn't play in the season opener due to the Achilles injury, which he's been battling since the final week of August. The 24-year-old will be eligible to return from IR after eight games.

September 6, 2019 12:28 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: No go for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (Achilles) is not expected to suit up for Sunday's regular-season opener against the 49ers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Evans is expected to be officially ruled out for Week 1. The third-year safety is working his way back from heel/toe/Achilles injuries that kept him sidelined for much of training camp, and a timetable for his full recovery remains undisclosed.

September 4, 2019 12:20 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Absent from Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (Achilles) sat out of Wednesday's practice, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

Evans has an opportunity to start at strong safety in Week 1 versus the 49ers if he can overcome this Achilles injury, but the initial absence from practice doesn't bode well. Furthermore, it's more likely that he rotates in as a backup to Jordan Whitehead initially since Evans has missed so much training camp due to heel/toe/Achilles injuries. Evans has strong potential so he's one to keep an eye on, but he'll need to get on the practice field before he can prove himself.

September 4, 2019 11:24 AM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Backup on first depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (Achilles) is listed as Jordan Whitehead's primary backup at free safety on the first Buccaneers' unofficial depth chart of the season, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

The slotting isn't necessarily surprising despite Evans' history as a starter, considering he's had very limited on-field work leading into the regular season. Evans missed all of OTAs and training camp with foot and toe injuries, and then missed his one chance at playing this preseason due to Achilles soreness. Furthermore, Whitehead and rookie Mike Edwards (hamstring), the latter listed as the starter at strong safety, also had strong training camps. However, Vitali reports the versatile Evans could still log a Week 1 start at strong safety if he's able to overcome his health issues and Edwards is unable to suit up against the 49ers.

August 29, 2019 11:52 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Held out with sore Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans didn't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Cowboys due to a sore Achilles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Evans was expected to see playing time in Tampa Bay's last preseason contest after missing time with a foot injury, but head coach Bruce Arians held the safety out Thursday. It's unclear if he'll be ready to play in the season opener Sept. 8 against San Francisco.

August 30, 2019 01:00 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Expected to see field Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans is expected to get some snaps in Thursday's preseason tilt with Dallas, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Evans was activated from the PUP list Saturday after struggling with toe and foot injuries since last December. Laine also notes the 24-year-old was consistently present at practice and meetings throughout training camp to absorb the new defensive scheme, and now head coach Bruce Arians just wants him to "start getting his eyes trained in this defense." Thursday will be Evans' first game action since Dec. 2.

August 24, 2019 07:00 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Activated from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) was activated from the PUP list Saturday, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.

Evans was able to pass a physical Saturday after being sidelined since he was placed on injured reserve due to a foot injury last December. The Buccaneers may continue to proceed cautiously and hold Evans out of their preseason finale against the Cowboys on Aug. 29, but the starting safety could return to game action in Week 1 of the regular season versus the 49ers.

August 20, 2019 01:52 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) ran on the side with trainers during Tuesday's practice, Eduardo Encina of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Evans appears to be closing in on a return from the Active/PUP list after having been held out of practice since the beginning of training camp. It's a step in the right direction that Evans has resumed running, though it remains to be seen whether he'll get healthy in time to suit up for preseason action.

August 14, 2019 02:12 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Close to returning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (heel) is reportedly close to returning from the Active PUP list, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The Buccaneers are besieged by injury at the safety position at the moment, with Evans' absence qualifying as one of the most impactful. The third-year safety does seem to be making solid progress according to Laine's report, but a firm timetable for activation remains elusive at this time.

July 23, 2019 10:52 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Starting camp on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (heel) will start training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The third-year safety, who's started 19 games over his first two seasons, will thus be on the sidelines when the Buccaneers conduct their first training camp practice Friday afternoon. Evans finished the 2018 campaign on injured reserve with a toe issue, but it's the heel problem, which kept him out of OTAs and minicamp, that is responsible for his absence to start the official countdown to the regular season. Evans' PUP designation allows him to be activated and begin practicing at any point before final cutdowns at the end of preseason.

June 5, 2019 04:36 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Toe injury no concern
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans, who was spotted in a walking boot at Tuesday's practice, is nursing a heel injury rather, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

The safety's prolonged rehab this offseason made it seem as if Evans had suffered a setback in his recovery from a toe injury that resulted in him landing on injured reserve in December, but it turns out his toe is fine. Instead, Evans is actually dealing with a separate issue to a different part of his foot, which necessitated surgery. Though he's currently donning a boot, Evans said he only expects to need the appendage for one or two more weeks. If that's the case, it's expected that Evans will be ready to go when training camp starts up in late July.

June 5, 2019 03:32 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Spotted sporting boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) was in a walking boot on the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Evans appears to have suffered a setback with the toe injury that has had him sidelined since December of last year. Evans did not participate in OTAs, and his participation in minicamp appears unlikely.

May 8, 2019 03:16 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Still hampered by toe injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) didn't practice Wednesday and head coach Bruce Arians indicated he's uncertain the defensive back will be available for OTAs, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Evans looks like he's still hampered by the toe injury that limited him to 10 games in 2018. However, there doesn't appear to be any concern over his availability for the start of training camp, and his perch atop the depth chart doesn't seem threatened by the Bucs' selection of three defensive backs within the first three rounds of last month's draft.

December 18, 2018 05:12 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.

Evans has dealt with a nagging toe injury since Week 10 and will ultimately miss the Buccaneers' final four games of the season as a result. Expect Andrew Adams to fill in at strong safety next to Jordan Whitehead during Evans' continued absence.

December 15, 2018 09:32 AM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Sitting again Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Evans didn't practice for the second straight week and will miss his fourth game due to the toe injury. Andrew Adams could be asked to start at strong safety again if Isaiah Johnson is unable to clear the concussion protocol by Sunday.

December 7, 2018 05:04 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Evans was unable to practice in any capacity this week. The second-year safety will remain sidelined Week 14 as he continues to manage a lingering toe injury. With Isaiah Johnson (concussion) also ruled out, Andrew Adams could draw the start at strong safety.

December 5, 2018 11:24 PM
Buccaneers' Justin Evans: Back in walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (toe) did not participate in Wednesday's practice and is once again wearing his walking boot, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The second-year safety couldn't make it through the Week 13 win over the Panthers due to his injury, and his chances of suiting up in Week 14 against the Saints appear dim at the moment. The subsequent pair of forthcoming practice reports over the remainder of the week should shed further clarity on Evans' status.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/199
Birthdate:
8/26/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Wiggins, MS, USA
School:
Texas A&M
NFL Experience:
4
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