TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Mike Evans and safety Ryan Neal have been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s contest against the New Orleans Saints.
According to Buccaneers Communications, Evans was questionable to return due to a hamstring injury but has now been ruled out.
Neal left the field and was evaluated for a concussion. Though his return seemed probable, the Buccaneers announced he was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
The Bucs have already been marred by defensive injuries. During Sunday’s divisional matchup, Tampa Bay was left without starting corner Jamel Dean and without backup corner Derek Pitts Jr.
Corner and safety Dee Delaney is currently in for Neal and will remain on the field for the rest of the matchup. During last week’s matchup against the Eagles, Delaney had a clutch interception in the third quarter.
The Bucs defeated the Saints 26-9, their first divisional win!