Bucs Star Receiver Out Rest Of Week 18

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Sunday during their contest against the Falcons that their star receiver Mike Evans will be out the remainder of the game due to an illness. 

The Bucs also listed C Robert Hainsey (hamstring) out for the rest of the game as well. 

It is unclear if Evans was playing the game with an existing illness that may have gotten worse or if he suddenly felt sick during the Bucs-Falcons match. 

However, Tampa seemingly did not want to take any chances with their lead pass-catcher, especially with the playoffs on the horizon and due to the fact that the Week 18 game not meaning anything to them regarding their overall playoff seeding/positioning. 

The Florida club is also playing most of their starters on Sunday, including their superstar quarterback Tom Brady and elected not to rest them ahead of 'Wild Card Weekend' next week. 

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