The Bucs announced on Wednesday that they have placed wide receiver Mike Evans and safety Jordan Whitehead on the injured reserve.

The announcement comes following a slew of hamstring injuries, just one day after Tampa Bay placed rookie pass-catcher Scotty Miller on the injured reserve. Evans suffered a hamstring injury against the Colts, forcing him to miss Tampa Bay’s Week 15 matchup against Detroit, while Whitehead, Miller and receiver Chris Godwin all left the contest with hamstring injuries of their own.

While three of the four injured Bucs have now officially been shut down for the season, Godwin remains on the 53-man roster for the time being.

Darian Stewart will likely fill the starting safety role in Whitehead’s absence while the Bucs have already began adding pieces to their receiving corps, promoting Ishmael Hyman to the active roster while signing Spencer Schnell and Cyril Grayson.

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1 year ago

Evans has done enough this season. Whitehead looks like he will be a monster, hard hitting safety too. Keep em healthy and make the playoffs next year.

Pete Wood
1 year ago

Is there a chance Godwin could still play this Saturday?

Pete Wood
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1 year ago

Thanks for the quick reply.

1 year ago

So many of the same injuries. With all the advancements in sports medicine, one would think our team trainers are lacking.