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Bucs Chris Godwin likely out for two games with hamstring injury

The Pro Bowl receiver did not finish Sunday’s game at Denver and isn’t likely to play vs. Chargers, Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin stays on the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin stays on the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver. [ JACK DEMPSEY | AP ]
Published Sep. 30, 2020
Updated Sep. 30, 2020

TAMPA — Tom Brady came to Tampa Bay to throw passes to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. But it’s been hard to get them on the field healthy at the same time.

As reported Monday, Godwin is likely to miss the next two games with a hamstring injury he sustained in Sunday’s 31-17 win over the Broncos.

It’s been a rough start to 2020 for Godwin. He suffered a concussion in the season opener at New Orleans after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Saints safety D.J. Swearinger and missed the Bucs Week 2 game against Carolina.

On Sunday at Denver, Godwin suffered a hamstring pull in the second half and did not return to the game. An MRI Monday revealed a mild pull.

Godwin will be out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers and most likely next Thursday night’s game at Chicago.

With Godwin out, it likely will mean more targets for Evans and perhaps tight ends Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard.

Evans played with a hamstring strain in the season opener at New Orleans and had one catch for 2-yards and a touchdown.

With Godwin out vs. Carolina, Evans responded with seven receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown.

But Godwin is also an integral part of the run game as a blocker. In addition, the Bucs have other injuries at receiver. Scotty Miller has been playing with a hip/groin injury and Justin Watson missed Sunday’s game at Denver with a shoulder injury.

Fortunately, Brady has other targets, but Godwin is a big reason he chose to play in Tampa.