Buccaneers: Devin White, Mike Evans set to play through bug

Despite coming down with a bug, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect both Mike Evans and Devin White to be available to play against the San Francisco 49ers.

There is not a better player on the roster of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than wide receiver Mike Evans, and it is not even a close competition. After tallying over 1,000 yards receiving in the first five years of his career, Evans has become just the second person in the history of the NFL to do so; this puts him in the same conversation with Hall of Famer Randy Moss.

Defensively, the Buccaneers made huge upgrades after a year where the pewter and red were gashed and torched weekly. Part of this upgrade was selecting the Butkus Award winner out of Louisiana State, linebacker Devin White, with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Since day one, White has been starting in the middle of the Buccaneers’ defense, and looks to be a significant contributor immediately. Evans and White are both huge pieces to the future of the Bucs as a new horizon is upon the city of Tampa with Bruce Arians now steering the ship as the head coach.

Unfortunately for Tampa, both Evans and White came down with a bug this week of practice and are officially listed on the Bucs’ injury report as questionable. Good news for the Buccaneers, however, is that they are both expected to pull a Michael Jordan and play through the sickness in their week one matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

If the Buccaneers want to come away as a winner in their home opener at Raymond James Stadium, then they will need a strong presence from both Evans and White. Just like Jordan did in game seven of the conference finals for the Chicago Bulls, the Buccaneers are hoping that Evans and White can play through a sickness and to an unforgettable performance.