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Mike Evans; fact and fiction; Lavonte David; top 10 sleeper team

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; this week the stories range from draft pick Charles Sims to OTA chatter. Tampa Bay Buccaneers   Quotable Monday: Mike Evans (READ) Bucs’ fact and fiction (READ) Lavonte David second best LB in NFL (READ) Bucs are top 10 sleeper (READ) You may also be...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Update: Mike Evans trying to get back into game shape

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans has been hard at work to get ready for training camp after being injured in May. The seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft injured his hamstring the first day of voluntary minicamp and has been limited since. The Buccaneers begin camp July 25 and Evans seems to be fully healed from his hamstring injury and focused on getting...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Mike Evans talks conditioning and the playbook

“I’ve got to lose more weight. I’m too heavy right now. But the workouts I’ve been doing, I’ll be fine. I’ll be ready.” -Tampa Bay rookie wide receiver Mike Evans If you had to pick one, which would you prefer from your rookie, a sound mind or a sound body? With less than two months until the NFL regular season kicks off, it seems Mike Evans has work to do in both...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 'I'm too heavy right now'

The Buccaneers are expecting a big impact from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who should form a rebound receiver tandem with Vincent Jackson. But right now getting Evans in shape is probably a bigger concern. The former Texas A&M standout tweaked his hamstring in OTAs and admitted he's "not in tip-top shape" at the moment. "Physically, I'm not in tip...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans: NFL hasn't seen anything like Johnny Manziel

Despite putting up eye-popping numbers at Texas A&M, pundits and critics alike believe Johnny Manziel’s penchant for enjoying a beer and late night partying are going to be a hindrance to his career. Manziel’s former teammate at A&M, Mike Evans, believes the NFL will be shocked by the Johnny Manziel they see in Cleveland.  While at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium on Tuesday...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign first-round pick Mike Evans

TAMPA, Fla. -- Wide receiver Mike Evans has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs announced the signing of their first-round pick, seventh overall, Thursday afternoon. The four-year deal includes a fifth-year option and is reportedly worth $14.6 million with an $8.96 million signing bonus. Evans, a Texas A&M product, set a program record with 1,394 receiving yards as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Evans prefers leveling defender over scoring TD

Most NFL receivers are taught to avoid contact at all costs. Catch, run, duck/fall/step out of bounds. Anything but engage with an overzealous linebacker or defensive back in the open field. Mike Evans isn't like most receivers. The Buccaneers' rookie pass-catcher told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk that he prefers hitting a defender -- legally -- over scoring a touchdown...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Mike Evans Appears on ‘Jim Rome Show,’ Gives Awful Interview

There are times when athletes give interviews and are clearly not interested in being on the air. Such was the case when Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently-drafted WR Mike Evans appeared on The Jim Rome Show this afternoon. Evans seemed lethargic as he labored through the interview, and answered many of Rome’s questions in one sentence or less. There were even some one-word answers...
Via The Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Things Buc fans need to know about WR Mike Evans

With the insane amounts of coverage players get leading up to the draft, it’s hard to imagine any stone being unturned when it comes to finding background information on high-profile prospects. However, even with all the different media outlets and content networks, the focus often shifts to who someone is as a player on the field rather than as a person in the real world. We all...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Evans favored to win Offensive Rookie of the Year

Sammy Watkins edged out Mike Evans as the draft's top wide receiver, but it's Evans, Las Vegas oddsmakers say, who will take home the hardware in 2014. On Monday, Bovada Sportsbook installed the Buccaneers' new wideout as the 3/1 favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Paired with fellow 6-foot-5 receiver Vincent Jackson, Evans, the No. 7 overall pick, will help...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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