Evans wants extension by start of season, yet to receive offer from Bucs

Evans wants extension by start of season, yet to receive offer from Bucs

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans set a deadline of Sept. 9 – one day before Tampa Bay’s first regular-season game – to receive a new long-term contract, his agent said in a statement Friday, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Evans – who’s entering the final year of a five-year, $82-million deal he signed in 2018 – will cut off negotiations if he hasn’t been extended by Week 1.

“Despite our efforts over the past two years – and the professionalism of Bucs general manager Jason Licht and assistant general manager Mike Greenberg – we have not received an offer to stay in Tampa,” wrote Evans’ agent, Deryk Gilmore. “This is disappointing to Mike as he sees other teams step up to

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