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Mike Evans injury: Second-year receiver looking doubtful for Titans game

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again practiced without wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) and defensive end T.J. Fatinikun (shoulder). Both are recovering from injuries suffered during the preseason, and it looks like neither will suit up on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans barring a turnaround on Friday. Evans is slightly more likely to be a game-time decision given that Lovie Smith said he was a lot better today, but Smith has historically been very careful with hamstring injury.

If Evans can't go, the Bucs will rely on Louis Murphy to be their number two receiver, with Adam Humphries and Russell Shepard probably both getting snaps as the third receiver. Humphries is more of a diminutive slot receiver, wile Shepard can line up anywhere. The team may also call up Rannell Hall from the practice squad if they don't feel comfortable going into the game with just four healthy receivers.

Other than these two injuries, though, the Bucs are fully healthy -- and that includes starting left tackle Donovan Smith, who missed Monday's practice and was in a walking boot last week.