Buccaneers: What’s going on with these invisible players?
By Rob Leeds
Justin Evans is one of the most confusing parts of this Buccaneer team. Despite not playing a snap in several years, the Bucs have kept Evans on their roster with no return in sight.
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The first major question about Evans is if he ever returns. The injury bug has been thoroughly ingrained in the young safety, and even if he returns healthy from this setback, what is to stop another one from occurring as well?
The second problem with Evans is trying to figure out what his role will be when he returns. The Bucs already have an incredible group of safeties that are performing at a high level, and at best, Evans would fit in at fourth on the depth chart. Why would the Buccaneers wait this long if Evans won’t even have a spot if he returns from numerous injuries?
One way or another, the Buccaneers are making the wrong decision by keeping Evans on their roster. He is doing nothing to build the team towards a playoff push and may not ever return to the field.
The Bucs need to acknowledge the writing on the wall and make the difficult decision, especially considering how well their safety group is playing right now. Justin Evans was a great player when healthy, but his time has come with Tampa Bay.