Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans topped 1,000 yards receiving for an NFL-record eighth straight season. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver needed 54 yards coming into Sunday’s game against the Panthers to reach 1,000 yards. Evans, the Bucs’ all-time leading receiver, hauled in three passes for 56 yards from quarterback Tom Brady to hit the milestone, but hurt his right arm on the play.
He had two catches for 51 yards in the first half before hauling in a 5-yard reception in the third quarter. Evans’ 37-yarder in the second quarter was Tampa Bay’s longest play of the first half.
After missing the Week 16 game at Carolina, Evans shook off a hamstring injury that he suffered against the Saints four weeks ago and played last Sunday against the Jets. He caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown last week in New York.
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