Mike Evans Dinged

August 19th, 2019


Mike Evans didn’t practice today at One Buc Palace, and Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians isn’t sure if he will play against the Browns Friday night.

As we know, Ronald Jones also sat out practice the past two days with what Arians called a “sore knee.” It could have happened on this play.

Evans’ injury is a bit more mysterious. Since it is preseason, teams are not obligated to offer injury reports or discuss them. Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times writes that Evans, after catching a deep pass Sunday, left practice clutching his “left quad area” and he hasn’t practiced since.

Arians stated today that he isn’t sure if Evans would play Friday, though Jones may. Scotty Miller did return to practice in a limited form from is hamstring injury today.

The way Joe looks at it, these preseason games shouldn’t be played. Evans is the best player on the roster. He shouldn’t have to snap on a chin strap in a game until the 49ers come to town.

27 Responses to “Mike Evans Dinged”

  1. NOSBOS Says:

    Last phrase totally agreed.

  2. Youngbucs Says:

    Man we need to buy a bunch of bubble wrap at this point.

  3. Barbosa Says:

    Please be ok Mike

  4. Papa578 Says:

    Shut Mike down now! What does he have to learn or prove? Get him ready for the games that count.

  5. christopher Says:

    yeah, wtf is our potential starting running back returning kicks in the preseason, esp in the rain, when he’s not the most graceful dude to begin with. so dumb.

  6. Fartman Says:

    I dunno, a player can get injured in the bath tub. Most of all of the Bucs injuries happened in practice, are we going to to not practice? The rip off is charging full price for a preseason game. I agree they shouldn’t do that, but if I had to choose between no football and preseason football, I’d choose preseason football.

  7. Slugglife Says:

    It gets old seeing some of the best players in the NFL be lost for the season in these meaningless games.

    I get the “game speed” thing, but this is his second potential injury situation in three weeks. Shut him down. Floppy hat patrol until opening day.

  8. Frank Pillow Says:

    Practices can be scripted to the point where they near emulate games (in addition to joint practices). Bubble-wrap nearly every starter and don’t buy into the hogwash that says the 3rd preseason game is important. Anyone other than the youngsters and depth/bubble players should stay off of the field.

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    Mike Evens with a ding is no big worry.

    He is a proven durable player. Freak accidents are always possible in football but with a guy like Mike you don’t gotta worry for the most part.

    The best part of this article is Scotty Miller getting preped to play. Our receiving depth has not looked so hot this preseason. If Miller can come in and produce it would be a much welcomed addition.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    I’d love to see Mike out there for a meaningless game……I love them guys that wanna be out there no matter what. Just cause they love football!!!

    But agreed……Cut the preseason games. If teams need more work they can schedule more joint practices behind the scenes. I have little desire to watch roster cuts for 2 1/2 hours & real football for twenty mins.

  11. Todd Says:

    I hoped BA would hold out all first-team talent from that horrible rain-soaked field. Why risk the inevitable injuries? They got in plenty of great work during the week.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I guess we’ll get to see what our offense looks like without Mike…..

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    Bubble-wrap him!


    Have seen a lot of teams in preseason not even dressing their starters

  15. ManzielMadness Says:

    Agree with all, just sit the man… he’s a proven talent and the best player on our team, no need to risk injury.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    At this rate by seasons start we will be dumpster diving with other teams waiver wires.

  17. firethecannons Says:

    this may be good –this makes it necessary to sideline him till 49r’s are here there by keeping him from a more serious injury

  18. Pittsshore Says:

    I wonder if the thrown ball was another Apples McGoo jump ball.

  19. Destinjohnny Says:

    Was the first or 2nd play of the game
    Jameis threw it high

  20. #1bucsfan Says:

    I wonder if PITTSHORE has anything better to do then always trolling our QB. WE GET IT BRO YOUR NOT A FAN OF#3 get over it already

  21. Chris Cotten Says:

    He will be fine

  22. Swampbuc Says:

    Evans is 100% fine, BA needs to see his bubble WRs out there with the top guys to best evaluate. Yawn.

  23. Clw JB Says:

    Gotta believe the 2 pre season, 18 regular is the future of the league – how many stars are getting dinged in the extended practice season year after year

    Expand the rosters by 6 to 8 players and get rid of half the stupid PS games that no one goes to or cares a sniff about

  24. orlbucfan Says:

    The way Joe looks at it, these preseason games shouldn’t be played.
    Why not? And kindly explain how a team will be able to evaluate new players and know who to cut? ME13 can sit until the first regular season game. He’s proven himself.

  25. D1 Says:


    To answer your question. Practice.

  26. BucsFan727 Says:

    Watching the 49ers game you Bucs receivers need to be aware of these guys going low when they tackle you. Fant just got tackled low and he looks hurt. Trying to fight for more yards hope hes ok. Ota pre season.

  27. Old School Athlete Says:

    Jimmy Jack, I like your philosophy of a football player. That was basically my response when Jameis and the new receivers were told to back off their off-season work. They’re football players. It’s what they do. They want to be on the field every chance they get. The young guys, however, do need the in-game reps. We know Evans is gonna be ready Week 1.