Bucs WR Evans ruled out vs. Browns

Field Level Media

August 21, 2019 at 6:25 pm.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been ruled out for the team’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, coach Bruce Arians announced Wednesday.

Evans will be a spectator for Friday’s game after injuring his quad during practice earlier in the week.

The Tampa Bay Times reported the two-time Pro Bowl selection grabbed his left leg after catching a deep ball during Sunday’s practice.

Evans, who played a total of 20 snaps in the Buccaneers’ first two preseason contests, is coming off his fifth consecutive 1,000-yard season. He set the single-season franchise record with 1,524 receiving yards in 2018 to go along with 86 catches and eight touchdowns.

Evans, who turned 26 on Wednesday, has 395 receptions for 6,103 yards and 40 touchdowns in five seasons since being selected by Tampa Bay with the seventh overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.