A familiar name to Buccaneers’ fans showed up in the news feed Monday, Justin Evans. The former second-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft is signing with divisional rival the New Orleans Saints.
Tampa Bay’s former second-round pick Justin Evans, who has spent the past two years out of football recovering from injuries, is signing a one-year deal to play safety for the New Orleans Saints, per his agent Kevin Conner of @UniSportsMgmt. He is now healthy and ready to play.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2022
Evans had a great rookie season with the Bucs, posting 66 tackles, six passes defended and three interceptions. During his second season with the Buccaneers Evans suffered a foot injury near the end of the season. He was later put on injured reserve.
Evans was eventually waived in December of 2020, receiving a “Failed Physical” designation. Evans steps in for the Saints looking to help cushion the blow of losing two safeties in Marcus Williams and Malcolm Jenkins. We wish Evans nothing but the best in his return, well except for when the Saints play the Buccaneers.
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