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Will Mike Evans Play Tonight? Bears vs. Buccaneers Injury Report

Ashish Priyadarshi

Will Mike Evans Play Tonight? Bears vs. Buccaneers Injury Report

Mike Evans is listed as questionable against the Bears. Mike Evans currently leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns.

Evans (ankle) is just one of the many players on the injury report for Tampa Bay this week. This has shifted the betting line more towards the Bears. However, the Buccaneers still remain the favorites.

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Mike Evans & Other Offensive Injuries

If Evans doesn’t play, the Buccaneers will be down another star on offense. They lost tight end O.J. Howard to a season ending Achilles injury last week, and Chris Godwin will miss another game.

Additionally, LeSean McCoy (ankle) and Justin Watson (chest) have also been ruled out. Further, speedy receiver Scotty Miller (hip/groin) is questionable and running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is doubtful.

Of these six players, Scotty Miller was the only one to practice. For Tampa Bay’s offense, this could spell disaster as almost all their starters are on the injury list. Tom Brady faces a tough Bears defense this week and not having his star players will make the game even tougher.

Although, Brady did face similar odds last week and pulled out a victory. Mike Evans is probably the biggest name that Brady will miss this week.

Chicago Bears Injury Report

Meanwhile, the Bears will catch a break with injuries for this week. Backup safety Deon Bush (hamstring) is out and special teams contributor Sherrick McManis (hamstring) is listed as doubtful.

Additionally, rookie wide receiver Darnell Mooney (shoulder) is questionable, but he was able to practice this week without any restrictions. The rookie is developing week by week and the Chicago offense will gladly take his production.

Further, star edge rusher Kahlil Mack (knee) appears to be healthy after being listed as questionable in the past four games.

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About the author

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi


Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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