Three-time Professional Bowl receiver Mike Evans has restructured his contract in an effort to give the Buccaneers extra cap area, in line with Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report. Evans’ restructure, which reportedly has created $9.56 million in cap area, performed a key position within the Buccaneers having the ability to purchase operating again Leonard Fournette, whose cap hit will likely be at the least $2.5 million for the 2020 season. Tampa Bay, in line with Over The Cap, had $2.18 million in cap area previous to signing Fournette, who rushed for a career-high 1,152 yards for the Jaguars in 2019. 

Evans was initially slated to have a $17.95 million cap hit. His present cap hit is now $8.38 million after the workforce diminished Evans’ 2020 base wage to $4 million and changing $12.75 million into assured per-game roster bonuses. That is the second time Evans has restructured his contract since signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract in 2018. 

Together with Fournette, the Buccaneers lately added veteran kicker Ryan Succop to their roster. An 11-year veteran, Succop spent his first six NFL seasons with the Chiefs earlier than spending the final 5 seasons with the Titans. Succop, who missed a lot of the 2019 after present process knee surgical procedure, lately beat out 2019 draft choose Matt Homosexual to develop into the Buccaneers’ kicker for the 2020 season. 

Whereas the Buccaneers will showcase a number of new faces on the offensive aspect of the ball in 2020, Evans is predicted to stay one of many workforce’s focal factors. The seventh total choose within the 2014 draft, the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Evans has averaged 77 receptions for 1,210 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns throughout his time with the Buccaneers. He has already developed a rapport with Tom Brady, who’s attempting to develop into the fifth quarterback in league historical past to take a number of groups to the Tremendous Bowl. 

“He is the GOAT, on and off the sphere,” Evans mentioned of Brady, by way of ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “It is loopy. He is a celebrity — essentially the most achieved participant in our sport in historical past, and he is identical to everyone else,” Evans mentioned. “He simply works extraordinarily exhausting, he is all the time taking good care of his physique. He loves his household. He loves household time. He is simply cool. He is an actual down-to-earth man.

“He is already up there as one in all my favourite teammates, and we have solely had a couple of practices collectively. So that claims so much. I am studying so much from him and hopefully we will tear it up this 12 months.”

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