Will Mike Evans and Julio Jones play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2?


Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver was limited on Wednesday due to a calf injury he sustained in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Evans also made his way into the dugout for a short time but was seen on the field afterwards. Moreover, he was able to register some strong numbers to enhance his team’s chances of winning in Week 1 as well. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Julio Jones
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Julio Jones

However, after brutally beating the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay are scheduled to lock horns against their most vicious opponent – New Orleans Saints. Tom Brady’s team are hurting at wide receivers as Chris Godwin and Russell Gage have been struggling with respective hamstring injuries. To make matter worse Mike Evans and Julio Jones were also added in the injury list, wherein the latter seems to have picked up something new. So, one has to witness how that report unravels before this spoken off showdown on Sunday. 

Mike Evans in particular was huge for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their season opening win against the Dallas Cowboys. And by any means – if the Bucs are looking to end their Saints’-Jinx, they would want to avail the services of this 29-year-old star. 

Mike Evans could be part of Bucs vs Saints in Week 2 

Given that Mike Evans had made a return in the same game itself, in which he sustained a blow. Many expect him to play against the New Orleans Saints as well.

Mike Evans
Mike Evans

On the other hand, Jones could be side-lined, if they find a healthy Russell Gage able to participate in this encounter. But the Bucs need to be careful of not draining their players as it is just Week 2 of the 2022-23 season. 

Talking about Mike Evans, he logged a limited time in practice on Wednesday. Fans would be aware that anytime there is a mid-week downgrade in participation, a red flag immediately goes up for the participation of that concerned player in the next game. Moreover, even if Evans does make up his mind to suit up for his team, he would be expecting a lot of shadow coverage from his nemesis, Marson Lattimore – New Orleans Saints cornerback. 

Will we witness Mike Evans and Julio Jones playing in the showdown in Week 2? Hopefully we’ll get an official word in the coming hours. 

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