Bucs WR Evans suspended one game for blindside hit

Bucs WR Evans suspended one game for blindside hit

Bucs WR Evans suspended one game for blindside hit

Evans drilled Lattimore after the cornerback had turned to confront Jameis Winson following a push from the Tampa Bay quarterback.

"During the third quarter, after a play had ended, you struck an unsuspecting opponent in the back, knocking him to the ground", Runyan wrote.

Evans has three days to appeal the suspension. Winston was pointing toward the Saints' sideline and repeatedly poked Lattimore's helmet.

Tampa Bay backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick missed on a third-down deep ball to receiver DeSean Jackson with Lattimore in coverage.

Evans was called for a 15-yard personal foul penalty but was not ejected from the game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick to start Week 10 for Buccaneers
The Bucs are 2-6 and effectively eliminated from NFC South contention; Ryan Fitzpatrick will now be running the show in Tampa. Winston initially sustained an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in a 38-33 loss at the Arizona Cardinals on October 15.

An act of petulance and a brutal cheap shot led to a violent scuffle in the National Football League match between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Then Evans flew in for the tackle.

The Bucs, who will also be without Winston, host the New York Jets on Monday. That's not having your teammates' back.

Evans, the Bucs wide receiver, was not removed from the game, which New Orleans went on to win, 30-10. "(Mike Evans) was a little angry", said Payton.

Evans and Winston are both captains on offense, which is especially concerning for Koetter. The visual of Evans' shove of Lattimore can be seen at about the 13-second mark of the video.

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