3 trades Buccaneers should have made before the deadline

Should the Bucs have made a deal before the deadline?
Tamp Bay Buccaneers, Devin White
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2. A Mike Evans trade

Like White, wide receiver Mike Evans is in the final year of his contract. And also like White, Evans made his intentions clear to the Bucs prior to the start of the season. The difference was, Evans specifically told the Bucs that if he did not have a new contract by Week 1, that he would like to be traded.

A contract was not signed, and a trade was not completed. So, Evans is sticking around Tampa Bay for at least the remainder of this season. Funny enough, Jason Licht recently said that he looks forward to seeing Evans continue his career in Tampa Bay, whatever that means.

It sure doesn't seem like Evans will agree to come back after the Bucs failed to oblige his request a couple of months back. The veteran has strung together nine 1,000-yard receiving seasons in a row and looks to be en route to yet another one, so for the Bucs to not extend him seems like a slap in the face.

At this point, why wouldn't Tampa Bay get what they could for Evans, especially if they look to be on the downward trend this season? I suppose by not trading Evans or White, the Bucs think they still have a shot to turn things around.