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Mike Evans Restructures Contract, Helps Bucs Save $3.2 Million In Cap Space

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Thanks Mike!

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time this offseason, Mike Evans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured his contract.

This time, it save the Bucs around $3.2 million in cap space, according to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

There was confusion surrounding the first restructure. ESPN’s Field Yates initially reported that Evans’ restructure would save the Bucs around $2.4 million in cap, but the Athletic’s Greg Auman later debunked that theory.

According to spotrac.com, Evans will now make $16.8 million in 2019. The Bucs also have around $8.3 million in cap room, good for 23rd in the NFL.

Evans is coming off of a Pro Bowl season in which he recorded 86 receptions for 1,524 yards and eight touchdowns. The 1,524 yards and 17.7 yards per reception career-highs and he supplanted Mark Carrier as the franchise’s all-time leader in reception yards in the final week of 2018. He also became the youngest receiver ever to reach 1,000 yards in his first five seasons.

It’s pretty apparent that Evans is worth every penny, so the restructure only gives folks more reason to love the stalwart wide receiver.