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Buccaneers-Saints Injury Report Sept. 11: Mike Evans Doubtful

Four players returned to full participation as wide receiver Mike Evans returned to practice in a limited capacity. He’s officially listed as doubtful for Sunday’s season opener in New Orleans.


We haven't gotten much clarification on Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans as far as his status for Sunday's game as he initially received a 'doubtful' designation before being upgraded to 'questionable' on Saturday. Evans was upgraded as he practiced for the first time this week on Friday in a limited capacity but Head Coach Bruce Arians classified him as a game-time decision. They were going to see if he experienced any soreness on Saturday in order to make their decision.

The rest of the injury report for Tampa Bay was good news, with four other players upgraded to full participation, including outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, who had an off day yesterday. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was added to the injury report on a maintenance day. All players are expected to be available for Sunday's game.

The Saints did not receiver good news in the trenches with both defensive end Marcus Davenport and offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz ruled out,

Read below for the full injury report for both teams:


WR Mike Evans (hamstring) – Limited Participation – Questionable*

S Andrew Adams (hamstring) – Full Participation

CB Parnell Motley (hamstring) – Full Participation

OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (not injury related) – Full Participation

CB Ryan Smith (ankle) – Full Participation

DL Ndamukong Suh (not injury related) – Did Not Participate

*Updated as of 9/12/20


DE Marcus Davenport (elbow) – Did Not Participate – Out

G/C Cesar Ruiz (ankle) – Did Not Participate – Out

S P.J. Williams (hamstring) – Limited Participation – Questionable

*Bold denotes change from previous day.

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