The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Saturday that safety Justin Evans has passed his physical and been removed from the physically-unable-to-perform list, allowing him to return to practice with the team.
Also, good news for the secondary as Justin Evans has passed his physical. He has been activated from the PUP list and is going to start practicing tomorrow.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 24, 2019
Evans hasn’t played since Week 10 of 2018, missing the remainder of the season with a foot injury before dealing with a separate injury on his other heel that led to a procedure he had done on it in the offseason.
The third-year safety’s return comes less than a week after Evans was seen back on the practice field in cleats for the first time this preseason, running and working on agility drills with a team trainer.
Evans’ return couldn’t come at a better time with rookie D’Cota Dixon and free-agent signing Orion Stewart both suffering season-ending injuries while the team’s third-round draft pick Mike Edwards injured his hamstring in the Bucs’ first preseason game against the Steelers.