The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has placed wide receiver Mike Evans and safety Jordan Whitehead on Injured Reserve. In addition, the team has promoted wide receiver Spencer Schnell from the practice squad to the active roster.
Evans recorded 67 receptions for 1,157 yards and eight touchdowns this season, securing his third career Pro Bowl berth. It marked the sixth consecutive season that Evans surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark, joining Randy Moss as the only players in NFL history to accomplish that feat. He currently ranks fourth in the NFL in receiving yards, tied for fourth in receiving touchdowns and sixth with 17.3 yards per catch. Evans is the Buccaneers' all-time leader in receptions (462), receiving yards (7,260) and receiving touchdowns (48).
Whitehead notched 68 tackles (four for loss), a career-best nine passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery in his second season, starting all 14 games in which he appeared. He ranked third on the team in both tackles and passes defensed, while also being tied for fifth among all safeties with his nine passes defensed on the year.
Schnell (5-8, 180) played in four preseason games with Tampa Bay, notching seven receptions for 119 yards. He entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Buccaneers this past offseason. The Elkhart, Indiana, native played collegiately at Illinois State, earning All-Missouri Valley first-team honors as a senior in 2018, with 872 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. He wears No. 83 for Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay's roster stands at 52.
The Buccaneers also announced that defensive back Herb Miller been signed to the team's practice squad. Tampa Bay's practice squad stands at 10.
Miller (6-2, 190) appeared in four games with Kansas City during the 2019 preseason after entering the league as a college free agent with the Chiefs this past offseason. In four seasons at Florida Atlantic, the Miramar, Florida, native recorded 102 tackles (4.5 for loss), two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He will wear No. 28 for Tampa Bay.