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.

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.

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  1. Always glad a player gets back from injury, He will be needed

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  2. We saw the defense on display last night. I wondered what might be if they were at full mast with Lavonte David and Vita Vea back. This defense might be special with S Justin Evans added to that mix also. Ronde Barber says he’s seen the playbook and they’ve shown only 5 percent in preseason. Something to look forward to. Go Bucs!

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  3. When Arians said the secondary was fixed even I was caught off guard by that proclamation. Maybe Arians has seen enough to know what a good secondary looks like due to sheer experience?

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  4. Shut up DumbAss. You can’t come out here and troll and bad mouth everything the Bucs do and then come out with some mealy mouth saying. Go back to Denver you clown.

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  5. Finally! Some good news on the injury front.

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  6. Good to have him back for depth. Dont see him starting over Whitehead or Edwards. Now, if we can get LVD and Vea back defense shouldn’t be holding this team back any longer!!

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  7. Defense may be special but boy our O-Line is terrible. I know it was just a pre-season game but giving up what 3 sacks and no running lanes opening up for our backs? Though Winston made some good throws, Mayfield just looked more fluid and elusive back there and even his throws that were off the mark a little, could have been caught by his receivers (i’m referring to the 2 that were in the end zone). 0 points in two quarters even without Mike Evans and in a pre-season game doesn’t look very promising to me gentlemen, but I guess we remain optimistic as fans and hope everything meshes together by week one.

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  8. Good news Bucs Fans currency Ryan Griffin is the number 1 rated QB in NFL
    We all know it is preseason but it would not be possible to lead in so many categories
    if he was not doing a great Job.

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/player

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