The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have no plans to offer Pro Bowler Mike Evans a contract extension at this time, league sources told to The Athletic on Friday. Here’s what you need to know:
- Evans, who caught 77 passes for 1,124 yards and six touchdowns last season, is entering the final season of a five-year, $82.5 million extension signed in 2018.
- Evans set a deadline for the two sides to come to an agreement on a new contract for Saturday. Even without an extension, Evans’ agent Deryk Gilmore said “Mike will be on the field playing, focused on football. He is very motivated.”
- The four-time Pro Bowler has spent all nine seasons of his NFL career with the Buccaneers. He wants to finish his career with the team, per the sources.
Evans, 30, has recorded 683 receptions for 10,425 yards and 81 touchdowns in his career. The 2021 Super Bowl champion played in at least 13 games in each of his nine seasons in the NFL, catching for at least 1,000 yards in each.
Tampa Bay selected Evans with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.
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