Buccaneers training camp: Mike Evans leaves practice early after straining his hamstring.

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As one Buccaneers receiver returns to the field, another limps off. Tampa Bay’s star wideout Mike Evans left Friday’s practice with reporters on site saying it might be a leg injury. After the session, head coach Todd Bowles said that Evans Tweaked his hamstring And that was the reason why he left early.

Evans is no stranger to dealing with hamstring issues. The same type of injury plagued him last season, though the 28-year-old only missed one game. However, with that history in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Buccaneers reduce their workload over the next few weeks to ensure that they are ready to go once the regular season begins in September. Will be ready. 11 at the Dallas Cowboys.

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Evans is entering his ninth season in the NFL, all of which have come as a member of the Bucks. He has been historically productive to start his career, with over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his last eight seasons. The former first-round pick is the only player in league history to accomplish the feat. Evans’ 14 touchdowns in 2021 were also a career high.

The tease at Evans’ camp comes on the same day the Buccaneers welcomed back fellow receiver Chris Godwin. Returned to practice after suffering a torn ACL last season.. Godwin and Evans form the best wide receiver duo in the NFL when both are fully healthy, so as long as Evans’ hamstring ailment is mild, the offense should move in a positive overall direction.