Evans had a banner sophomore season with 12.5 sacks, 21.5 tackles for a loss, and five forced fumbles for the Nittany Lions. After the suspension as a junior, Evans was behind starter Aaron Maybin. He notched three sacks and 4.5 tackles for a loss.
The Bucs also claimed cornerback William Middleton off waivers from Atlanta. Middleton was a fifth-round pick of the Falcons in 2009. Middleton, who is 5-foot-10, 193 pounds, is a rookie from Furman where he logged 95 tackles, nine tackles for loss, nine passes broken up and five sacks and four interceptions as a senior.
Per ESPN's Pat Yasinskas, the Bucs also put waiver claims in on the following players, but were unsuccessful in landing them in the NFL waiver process: CB Brandon Anderson, DE Tim Crowder, DB Marcus McCauley, DB Marvin White and P A.J. Trapasso.
The Bucs filled out most of their practice squad by signing CB Kyle Arrington, WR Patrick Carter, DT Rashaad Duncan, RB Kareem Huggins, T James Lee, TE Ryan Purvis and WR Mario Urrutia. Tampa Bay still has one roster spot remaining on its eight-man practice roster.