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Buccaneers’ Mike Evans, Ryan Neal injured, out vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS — The highly anticipated rematch between Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was cut short Sunday when Evans suffered a leg injury in the second quarter. He left the game with a hamstring injury.

Evans, who will not return to the game, has caught all three targets for 40 yards, including two completions of 18 yards by quarterback Baker Mayfield against Lattimore. completed at the time.

Evans also called a pass interference call on Lattimore, setting up the Buccaneers’ first touchdown.

The injury appeared to occur when Evans scored on a 1-yard touchdown run by rookie and Louisiana native Trey Palmer against Lattimore with 1:43 left before halftime. Leading 14 -3 in the previous game.

Second-year wide receiver Devin Tompkins replaces Evans, who is off to one of the best starts of his career after scoring three touchdowns in his first three games.

Evans and Lattimore were both ejected from the game in Week 2 of the 2022 season after an argument on the bench.

Buccaneers starting safety Ryan Neal also left Sunday’s game after suffering a concussion in Game 2. He won’t come back either.

Neal attempted to intercept the Saints’ Rasheed Shahid on a screen pass and collided with Shahid, wide receiver Lynn Bowden and teammate Zion McCollum, with Neal underneath Bowden. Tumble.

Neal was helped off the field by the training staff. He was first evaluated in the medical tent and then taken to the locker room before being declared out.

He was replaced by Dee Delaney, who had an interception against the Eagles last week. Delaney replaces the injured Jamel Dean, who suffered a neck/shoulder injury and was unable to make the trip to New Orleans.

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