Decision to come Wednesday
The NFL will alert Evans, who's appealing a one-game suspension, of its decision Wednesday, Jordan Schultz of TheScore.com reports.
Evans was suspended one game for his involvement in Sunday's altercation with Marshon Lattimore, but he appealed his one-game suspension Tuesday. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, the decision won't come until Wednesday, meaning you'll may have to submit free agent claims without knowing Evans' status for Week 3. Tampa Bay could also be without Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), so Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller could all be in store for increased roles against the Packers on Sunday. The Buccaneers also signed Cole Beasley to their practice squad Tuesday and could promote him to the active roster if Evans, Godwin and/or Jones is sidelined.
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Brady (shoulder/finger) was spotted on the field during the open portion of Thursday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Brate (concussion) didn't take part in drills with the Buccaneers at practice Thursday and is expected to be listed as a non-participant on the team's second Week 5 injury report, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brate (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
Perriman (knee/hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Gage (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Jones (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.
Godwin (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Brady (right shoulder/right finger) didn't practice Wednesday.
Otton secured three of four targets for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Gage brought in two of four targets for 24 yards during the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.