On Friday, it was reported that Bucs star wide receiver Mike Evans missed practice due to feeling the effects of a flu that seems to be going around the locker room. Head coach Bruce Arians said that he still expected Evans to play on Sunday, and hoped that the illness wouldn’t spread.
Unfortunately it looks like it has, at least a little, as now starting middle linebacker Devin White has been added to the injury list for illness reasons, as well.
The Buccaneers have added rookie LB Devin White to their injury report due to illness. He is considered questionable for Sunday's game.
White is now listed as questionable for Sunday’s season opener against San Francisco. If White can’t go, Kevin Minter will likely start in White’s place as the middle linebacker in base defense, and Deone Bucannon would play next Lavonte David in nickel situations.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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