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Mike Evans exits Bucs practice with apparent hamstring injury

The severity of the injury to the veteran receiver wasn’t immediately known.
Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13), seen catching a pass early in Friday's practice at AdventHealth Training Center, later exited with an apparent hamstring injury.
Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13), seen catching a pass early in Friday's practice at AdventHealth Training Center, later exited with an apparent hamstring injury. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Published Aug. 5|Updated Aug. 5

TAMPA — Bucs receiver Chris Godwin’s surprise appearance at practice Friday was offset by a disappearance of sorts.

Mike Evans exiting the AdventHealth Training Center fields after an apparent hamstring injury.

“I saw him walk in,” Bucs coach Todd Bowles said. “He might have tweaked a hamstring, but I’ll see when I go inside.”

The Bucs are set to practice again Saturday and Sunday before taking Monday off. The Dolphins arrive in the middle of the week for a pair of joint practice sessions, followed by the teams’ preseason opener Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.

Evans’ mildly checkered hamstring history includes a stint on injured reserve in 2019 that forced him to miss the last three contests. He also suffered a hamstring injury last December against the Saints — the same contest in which Godwin tore knee ligaments — and was inactive the following week.

The congested receiver room has suffered a bit of attrition through the first eight practices of training camp. Breshad Perriman, who had the walkoff touchdown catch-and-run from Tom Brady in last season’s overtime win against the Bills, pulled up while running a route early on Monday and hasn’t participated since.

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