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Bucs WR: Mike Evans completes practice, Chris Godwin returns

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On the same day Chris Godwin returned to practice, fellow Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans left the field Friday with an apparent hamstring injury. , practiced for the first time since surgery in January to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.

With a brace on his knee, Godwin performed straight running and participated in positioning his drills, but he did not participate in the 11-on-11 training.

"Having him in the uniform is always a plus," said head coach Todd Bowles...".. we're not going to rush him. We are just happy to see him working now. We'll see as it goes.

Godwin, 26, caught his career-high 98 passes for 1,103 yards and made 14 starts before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 15. scored his five touchdowns.

The Buccaneers re-signed a three-year deal worth a reported $60 million in March with $40 million fully guaranteed.

Draft in 2017 Since being selected in the third round, Godwin has 342 receptions for 4,643 yards and 29 touchdowns. He was named a Pro Bowl and Second Team All-Pro in 2019. He capped off his 2020 season with a win at Super Bowl LV.

Evans, who has a history of hamstring problems, ended his session training his camp on his own. Bowles said Evans may have tweaked his left hamstring after the workout, but hadn't yet gotten all the information from his trainer.

Evans, 28, said in the NFL The only wideout in NBA history to start a season with 1,000 yards in eight straight seasons. His four-time Pro Bowl selection has caught his 74 passes for 1,035 yards in 2021 and scored his career-high 14 touchdowns in 16 starts.

– Field Level Media