Three more Bucs players — receiver Mike Evans, inside linebacker Devin White and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. — have been named to the Pro Bowl as injury replacements, giving the team eight total selections.
The trio joins original Bucs selections Shaquil Barrett, Tom Brady, Ryan Jensen, Ali Marpet and Tristan Wirfs. The eight total selections are one shy of the 2000 team’s franchise record for Pro Bowl representatives in a year.
Wirfs (ankle) won’t play in the game, and the team indicated in a news release Wednesday that Brady also won’t play due to an “aggravated shoulder.”
The game will be held Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium and will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and Disney XD.
Evans, White and Winfield replace Packers receiver Davante Adams, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs, respectively.
Evans notched his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard season (74 catches, 1,035 yards) and had a franchise-record 14 touchdown receptions in 2021. He now has four career Pro Bowl selections, tying tight end Jimmie Giles for second-most by an offensive player in team history.
White, a first-time Pro Bowler, led the team in tackles (128) and finished second in quarterback hits (18) and tackles for loss (eight). He is the only NFL player to have recorded 100 or more tackles and 15-plus quarterback hits in each of the past two seasons.
Winfield, who also earned his first Pro Bowl nod, tallied 88 tackles (four for loss), six passes defensed, three quarterback hits, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and 2.0 sacks in 2021.
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