Thursday, June 12, 2014
Bucs' Mike Evans has a deal
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to contract terms with first-round pick Mike Evans, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
Terms of the deal weren't immediately available, but it's not hard to figure out. First-round picks sign four-year deals with the team holding an option for a fifth year.
It's likely Evans got something similar to what Atlanta tackle Jake Matthews got. Matthews was the sixth overall pick and Evans was the seventh. Matthews signed a deal worth $16.5 million (all guaranteed) that included a $10.3 million signing bonus.
Evans is expected to start right away at wide receiver opposite Vincent Jackson.