The Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw their star receiver leave practice with a tweaked hamstring in the first open OTA session yesterday, but head coach Lovie Smith later said that Mike Evans had just a minor hamstring tweak and would be fine, eventually.
"Yeah, we got all kinds of information, but we're not going to tell," Lovie Smith said. "I can't go into any of that right now. In the offseason there are tweaks. My hamstring is even a little sore right now. You said he tweaked it last year right? How did he do this past year? Pretty well, so it's not something we are concerned about at all. He tweaked it a little bit. He'll eventually be fine."
Similarly, Ali Marpet tweaked his hamstring as well and missed yesterday's session. Lovie Smith didn't seem concerned about the second-round pick's injury, either, saying that he'll "eventually" get back. These minor injuries are common throughout the offseason, but they can set players back by robbing them of the necessary time to learn the system and develop. For now, Kadeem Edwards is taking Marpet's place at right guard.