After a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Tuesday saying that Mike Evans was expected to be out for the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirmed on Wednesday that Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans will be out for the season with a severely pulled hamstring.
Evans had an MRI taken on Tuesday and the status of the injury did not improve. The injury occurred at the end of the first quarter when Mike Evans scored on a 61 yard touchdown and came up limping in the end zone before going to the ground in pain and eventually walking off with trainers.
The Bucs’ star wide receiver ends his season with 67 catches for 1,157 yards and eight touchdowns. Evans reached two milestones this year, breaking the Bucs’ previous franchise record for career receptions of 430 that now stands 462 and counting, and joining Hall Of Famers Randy Moss as the only two players in NFL history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in the first six seasons of their career.