The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still find themselves in playoff positioning following their loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. That was made possible by the Carolina Panthers’ upset win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
However, the team must finish strong in order to earn that surprise trip to the postseason.
This could potentially be made a bit more difficult with news that star wide receiver Mike Evans missed Tuesday’s practice due to an undisclosed injury.
Bucs receiver Mike Evans, who missed a handful of snaps Sunday, is not practicing today. Still working on side, seems precautionary.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 20, 2016
It’s not yet known what injury Evans is battling through. And there wasn’t anything noticeable that took place Sunday night in Dallas. Evans was held to four catches for 59 yards on eight targets. More than anything, that was due to the performance of the Cowboys’ defense. Evans himself didn’t look limited at all throughout the game.
The third-year receiver has recorded 84 receptions for 1,159 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He has also accounted for 31 percent of Jameis Winston’s targets and 28 percent of the quarterback’s completions on the season.
Needless to say, Evans missing any time would be a huge blow to the Buccaneers’ playoff hopes. They are set to take on the New Orleans Saints on the road this upcoming week before closing the season with a home date against the Carolina Panthers.