After failing to lace up for the Bucs since Tampa Bay’s Week 10 game against Carolina in 2018, with the exception of a brief return to practice last preseason, head coach Bruce Arians gave an update on safety Justin Evans, the team’s second-round draft pick in 2017.
“Justin’s (injury) is the funny one,” Arians said on Friday as he discussed injuries from around the roster. “We think that he’s getting better. He hasn’t done any… he’s starting to run a bit.”
So while Evans hasn’t return to practice yet it is something of notice that Evans remains with the Bucs, despite his long-term absence, as he’s due to be an unrestricted free agent this coming offseason and carries a cap hit of around $1.6 million in 2020.