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Mike Evans, Richard Sherman glad to be Pro Bowl teammates

Mike Evans is part of the "best hands" contest in the Pro Bowl skills competition -- one-handed, sideline and over-shoulder catches required.

GREG AUMAN | Times

Mike Evans is part of the "best hands" contest in the Pro Bowl skills competition -- one-handed, sideline and over-shoulder catches required.

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Two months ago, Mike Evans got the best of Richard Sherman, catching two touchdown passes in the first quarter of the Bucs' 14-5 upset win against the Seahawks, but the two are now happy to be teammates in the Pro Bowl this week in Orlando.

"Richard Sherman's my favorite defensive player, so it's cool to be talking with him, hanging out with him," Evans said Wednesday afternoon after his first practice as a Pro Bowl player at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. "To see all the guys, I respect everybody, and it's fun to see all these stars here. It doesn't seem real, but it's pretty cool."

Evans and Sherman talked briefly on the field after their game in Tampa in November, but they have the chance to play together this week as the Pro Bowl returns to its normal NFC vs. AFC format. Sherman, one of the league's most physical cornerbacks, saw how physical Evans can be when they squared off this season, and he said he likes the game he's developed in his three seasons in the NFL.

"He's a good player, a big receiver who knows how to use his hands," Sherman said. "He catches the ball well. He does everything you would like a big guy like him to do. He had a great season and a great couple of seasons."

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:24pm]

    

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