Former Bucs Safety Signs Deal With Division Rival

Former Bucs security Justin Evans is making a comeback within the NFL and can keep within the division. In accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Evans signed a one-year cope with the Saints on Monday.

Evans has not performed professionally since 2018 as a result of a collection of foot and ankle accidents that stored him off the sphere.

The Bucs drafted Evans within the second spherical of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. He had a promising begin to his profession in his rookie season, beginning in 11 of 14 video games and recording 66 tackles, six move breakups and three interceptions.

Evans adopted that up subsequent season by beginning 10 video games with 59 tackles, two passes defensed, one interception, one fumble restoration and a defensive landing on a scoop-and-score.

Bucs FS Justin Evans – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

He performed in 24 of a doable 32 video games in two years, beginning 21 of them. However then the accidents actually began hitting him. Evans missed all the 2019 preseason due to an achilles damage. He was then positioned on the PUP record in September. Three months later, Evans was waived by the Bucs in late December after failing to move a bodily.

There was a time the place Evans was checked out as a focus of Bucs protection. Sadly, he couldn’t keep away from quite a lot of accidents. It’s been three years since Evans has been on the sphere, however his company says that he’s wholesome.

The Saints misplaced security Malcolm Jenkins this offseason when he retired. Additionally, Marcus Williams signed with the Ravens in free company. So New Orleans countered by signing Marcus Maye and Daniel Sorensen in free company. Evans can have a possibility to compete for a roster spot in coaching camp.


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