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.
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.
Evans sat out the Buccaneers' last two contests due to a toe issue, and now appears to have aggravated the injury. The second-year safety will sit out the remainder of Sunday's tilt against the Panthers, allowing Isaiah Johnson to slot into the starting lineup.
Evans (toe) is active for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Panthers.
The second-year pro worked back up to full participation in practice Friday and will resume his starting strong safety duties. His return will send rookie Isaiah Johnson, who collected 16 tackles in Evans' stead over the last pair of contests, back into a rotational role in the secondary.
Evans was a full participant in Friday's practice after having been limited Wednesday and Thursday, and the second-year pro appears to have a legitimate shot of suiting up against the Panthers on Sunday. If Evans were unable to go Week 13, Isaiah Johnson would benefit from an uptick in defensive snaps.
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