Justin Evans Near Comeback

August 10th, 2019

Return near.

After a series of injuries to defensive backs, the Bucs find themselves in a market for safeties after the first preseason game concluded last night.

But a forgotten safety may be on the cusp of a return. And that is Justin Evans, Bucco Bruce Arians said today in his day-after presser.

Evans has been on floppy hat patrol dating back to last season with problems with his wheels. Arians, however, had an update today and said Evans is almost ready.

“Justin is getting close,” Arians said. “He’s running full speed pain-free. We got to get him in football shape.”

Well, that is a good sign. But man, this team, if last night’s game means anything, sure looked thin at a lot of positions and the Bucs really aren’t that beat up.

Getting Evans back helps. That’s one less player the Bucs have to go shopping for.

18 Responses to “Justin Evans Near Comeback”

  1. Ndog Says:

    Aren’t that beat up?

    We have already put a LT on IR.
    Are missing our top pass rusher.
    Our top LB has had surgery.
    Our top DLmen is out for who knows how long.
    We are down 5 safeties.
    We also lost a promising young WR last night.

    All after two freaking weeks of camp!

    If that’s not beat up I would hate to see what is?

  2. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Im wondering if BA is ready for Little Kwonie JEvans tackling

    If we want to win this year, we need veteran FA leadership in the secondary to help out the youngins”

    Kobe Faker

  3. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Hope dude comes back and turns into an All Pro. Watching the bucs spend a 4th and 3rd at his position the last 2years should at least light a fire. The more talent we have the better.

  4. TOM Says:

    Right now I’m more concerned about our OT. IMO even our two starters are just average, at best.

  5. JGhoti86 Says:

    Aren’t that beat up? Arguably your three best defensive players are out.

    11 or 12 didn’t even make the trip.

    It’s not extreme, but “aren’t that beat up” is just not accurate enough.

    I agree with you about the lack of depth though. Excluding WR and TE and the LB unit as a whole isn’t that awful, considering arguably your top 2 LB’s are injured currently.

  6. DooshLaRue Says:

    Vea is our top DL?
    I think Suh is a little better.

  7. Todd Says:

    Just re-watched the first series and focused just on the OL. Kappa was outstanding. We need some XL bubble-wrap. It’s that zero-depth thing.

  8. PriMech54 Says:

    Ohhhh boy this is good news! Justin’s ceiling is extremely high. A prototype for Bowles’ defense.

    I can’t wait to see the packages he draws up where there’s 4+ safeties on the field. Evans and Edwards playing halves/quarters with Whitehead and Buccanon getting dirty in the box.

    If these young corners can forget their age and show up then look out…

  9. JP_09 Says:

    Time to bring Eric Berry in for a visit and a physical at least. Morris Claiborne signed yesterday for 1.5 mil and had arguably his best year under Bowles last season, not sure why they wouldn’t have brought him in too

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Big boost. Evans can ball!

  11. firethecannons Says:

    Evans has not played in a long time and it is a new system and last year when he did play he was not good most of the time. not expecting his addition to change the defensive back field any significant amount–maybe hopefully but last night showed us what we got, wow smb looked really bad, he was late all night. Very much work needs to get done or else we are toast just like last year and the year before.

  12. El_Buc941 Says:

    @Kobe faker….what difference does “veteran leadership” make?lol.your crazy. A leader is there to lead. We dont need our defensive players being led. We need them to be themselves. Thats why Todd Bowles was brought in. Because he lets everyone get comfortable withing the scheme instead of making them being a unit of 1. If you dont know what your talking about its best you keep your mouth shut dude. The inly things as of lately coming out your pie hole is negativity for this team. We dont need ppl like you. These kids are to stay and what you say doesnt make a difference. Your either with them 100% like a true bucs fan or your not. Plain and simple.

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Need him on the field ASAP. The good thing is he has seemed to become a footnote from the way Bruce has talked. He will have to earn every rep they give him. That’s the way it should be.

  14. BA FAN Says:

    Our starters will be Edwards and Whitehead and Justin will make a good backup while he is learning this Defense and being developed to be a great tackler. Brice has great speed and experience, and Isaha Johnson should also make it as a reserve Safety that is also on Special Teams.

  15. PriMech54 Says:

    Guys I enjoy the coaching approach towards Justin Evans as much as the next guy but let’s not pretend that he’s not the best safety on the team hands down, and very likely the best player in the entire secondary. If he’s healthy, he’s the starter and he will make plays.

  16. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    It would be a good time for Evans. Just heard Mike Edwards may have pulled a hamstring during the game.

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    This guy is awful and was a wasted pic.
    He will make a splash play but don’t get seduced by that
    Watch his angles he wiffs on more plays then any player at his position

  18. neal Says:

    “If that’s not beat up I would hate to see what is?” take a look at the 49ers. Half of their team is injured.