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Mike Evans isn’t on final injury report, ready for Week 6

Mike Evans has been playing through a bum ankle the last two weeks, but has been removed from the final injury report for Week 6..

Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes a reception during training camp at AdventHealth Training Center on August 30, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Mike Evans has been taken off the final injury report, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Hopefully this means he is close to 100 percent, as the Buccaneers also get Chris Godwin back this week in a tough matchup with the Packers.

Thursday PM update: Evans took part in practice on Thursday, and while it was a limited session, that’s an upgrade for him heading into Week 6.

Thursday update: Evans said he is feeling better and the time off since last Thursday has helped, per Scott Smith. He is still not 100 percent, but he said he could play through any residual soreness on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, per NFL Network’s James Palmer. Evans has not looked 100 percent since missing time in Week 4 against the Chargers, but has played through the injury.

Evans finished the Thursday night game against the Bears in Week 5 and has gotten some extra rest, including this Wednesday practice. At this point he seems likely to play against the Packers Sunday afternoon, but he will need to get some practice time in this week.

Evans has seen is average depth of target take a big hit this season, but he’s also become the de facto goal-line back, as he continues to catch short touchdowns from Tom Brady. He will likely need to get his ankle to 100 percent to feel good about him reaching his upside.