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Bucs plan to shut down receiver Mike Evans for the rest of preseason

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The preseason is over for Mike Evans before it really began. Evans, the second-year receiver of the Tampa Bay Bucs, does not have a catch in two games. But after tweaking a hamstring in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, coach Lovie Smith announced he was shutting Evans down for the final two exhibition games. “I know right now that Mike probably won’t play anymore the rest of the preseason,” Smith said. “We’ll probably keep him out. Hamstring – you…

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Bucs get a look at Jameis Winston vs. the other guys in preseason game

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It isn’t the regular season, but for the Tampa Bay Bucs, the first preseason game will be a lot closer to a game than a practice. The Bucs play Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings at 8 p.m. “We haven’t been able to really finish a lot of plays,” coach Lovie Smith said. “So we see our guys tackle, really, for the first time; for our quarterbacks to throw the ball knowing they can get hit on the other side;…

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