Buccaneers will gain a receiver Sunday but likely be down another

Mike Evans, Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Mike Evans, Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field to take on the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs, they will be blessed with the return of their best wide receiver. The Buccaneers will also likely lose another receiver, however.

The impact that Mike Evans has on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can not be understated. He is the best wide receiver the Buccaneers have ever had (sorry Kevin House it pains this writer to admit it’s true) and SHOULD be a lock for Canton when he does decide to hang up the spikes. The Bucs were without Evans last week against the Green Bay Packers, due to the stud wideout being suspended for the game thanks to his role in the brawl with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in week two.

Fortunately, Evans will be back for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, since this offense will need all the firepower it can get in this matchup. Perhaps unfortunately though, the Buccaneers will likely be down another wide receiver.

Breshad Perriman is no future Hall of Famer like Evans and is still below Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, and Russell Gage on the totem pole. However, with Godwin and Jones out, and their status for this Sunday still up in the air, he stepped in and performed well all things considered. The Bucs will more likely than not be without him though, as he’s been downgraded to “doubtful”. Head Coach Todd Bowles said that Periman can suit up only “unless he (Perriman) makes some sort of miraculous recovery.” So yeah, not looking too good on that front.

With this news, the significance of the status of Godwin and Jones is greatly heightened. The Bucs’ defense is beyond legit, but so is the Chiefs’ offense even without Tyreek Hill, so the Bucs will have to do all they can to match them blow for blow. Neither team is the same as they were back during Super Bowl LV.

While the status of Breshad Perriman is a blow, we don’t know what will all change from now to Sunday. It can be a lot, or it can be a little. The biggest takeaway is that Mike Evans will be back, and that is always welcoming news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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