Mike Evans Won’t Play Friday

August 21st, 2019


Injuries to important Buccaneers continue to mount.

Mike Evans being hurt is not a new report this week, but fresh news from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is.

He Twittered this afternoon that Evans will sit out Friday’s preseason “dress rehearsal” game against the Browns at the Den of Depression. Pelissero added that he’s been told Evans has a minor quad or groin issue. (Which is it?)

Joe hopes the Bucs’ medical team is working with the sports science team and the Bucs’ massive coaching staff to get Evans ready for opening day.

This is somewhat disturbing because Evans has spoken in past years about being a fan of preseason because it helps him get into a rhythm. Evans had no receptions in the Bucs’ first two preseason contests of 2019. America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, threw his way to open last week’s game but there appeared to be a miscommunication, based on the scowl on Evans’ face.

Get healthy, Mike!

26 Responses to “Mike Evans Won’t Play Friday”

  1. Jeff Says:

    He’ll be ready. He may not be 100%, but he’ll play.

  2. Billy_45 Says:

    He will be ready and not catching any passes yet isn’t a concern.
    Grown man knows how to play.

  3. DooshLaRue Says:

    He’s “hurt” every pre-season, nothing to worry about.

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    “MEME $19mill and Brate $7mill

    Both cant practice

    $26 mill BA will use to rebuild this team next year”

    Kobe Faker

  5. AllhailJPP Says:

    after we suck again. time to cheer the Tampa Bay Vipers!!!

  6. thefinalf33r Says:

    I for one, welcome our new snake based team to RayJay.

  7. Pittsshore Says:

    He will be ready. Also give some valuable reps to the backups.

  8. SCBucsFan Says:

    This is too bad because I think there is a reasonable chance that Evans, one of the best receivers in the NFL, probably has forgotten how to play football.

    I love the idiots that nest here on this board.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The silver lining is that Jameis will be forced to throw it to someone other than ME13…….not a bad choice to have…..Godwin, Perriman, Howard, Brate……and even Peyton……

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Brate hasn’t practiced the last 20 days

    his hips are done and he won’t be in the league next year

    Brate should retire and give us some salary cap relief to pickup some cut o-lineman”

    Kobe Faker

  11. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Irony alert: NFL Network showcasing ME 13 on their promos for Friday nights game. I believe that’s 2 out of the last 3 weeks the Bucs are live on NFLN. Surprising…

  12. D-Rome Says:

    Most people hammered Irk Koetter for having a soft training camp. Perhaps he was on to something when it comes to keeping players injury free?

  13. Buccernutter Says:

    This isn’t disturbing at all. Evans always has these little blemishes.
    I would have reported this way different but I get it.
    Mike Evans Says Preseason Is Critical – https://www.joebucsfan.com/2018/06/mike-evans-says-preseason-critical/ –Joe

  14. Buccernutter Says:

    Kobe just suggested Evans will be cut next year.

    Dumbest fan base in sports and he’s one of the worst of the worst.

    What a weird thing to do in life. Spend all day on the internet dissing your football team.

  15. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I don’t think Kobe said cut Evans.

    You ever hear of a blockbuster trade B-Nut?

  16. BucsminsterFuller Says:

    Oh no, is he going to be the next reciever Winston can’t connect with?

  17. Ben real Says:

    ME won’t be cut but if the losing continues y’all will hate the man when he demands a trade

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    thefinalf33r Says:
    August 21st, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    I for one, welcome our new snake based team to RayJay.

    they already have more credibility than the current residents of RayJay and I guarantee they have a better offensive line.

  19. 813bucboi Says:


    nawl….dirk aint know a damn thing….

    if he did, he wouldve known, it aint where you start but where you finish…..

    yeah we started fresh, healthy and 3-0 under dirk in opening games but we finished dead last….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  20. mark2001 Says:

    Wise…no reason for him to play in this game.

  21. DCBucsfan Says:

    @tmax, vipers will have a better offensive line than the Bucs GURANTEED! Now that’s funny! Hey on the bright side, you and few other posters wouldn’t have to deal with the Bucs anymore right??

  22. buc15 Says:

    Good. Rest up Mike

  23. tmaxcon Says:


    not going anywhere fine sir…. been a bucs fan since 77…. i was a cheerful positive poster until the glazers turned mean into a realist.

  24. tmaxcon Says:

    ^^^^^ turned me into

  25. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    First play last week was Donovan Smith wiffed a block they had a free run at Jameis so he threw high

  26. Harry in Costa Rica Says:


    don’t be Realist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One realist is enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!