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Buccaneers re-signing Evans to 2-year, $52M deal

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and wide receiver Mike Evans agreed to a two-year, $52-million contract ahead of free agency, his agent Deryk Gilmore told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Evans' deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money, Schefter adds.

"Mike just called me last night and said, 'I want to be a Buc for life,'" Evans' agent told Greg Auman of Fox Sports.

The 30-year-old was slated to be one of the top wide receivers on the free-agent market. It was previously reported Evans was in contact with the Bucs but would test free agency.

Tampa Bay has been consistent in its mission to ensure Evans stays put. General manager Jason Licht said in February he wanted the wideout to be a "Buc for life."

Evans is the first player in NFL history to put together 10 straight 1,000-yard campaigns to start a career, recording 1,255 yards on 79 receptions in 2023.

His 13 receiving touchdowns last season also led the league.

The Bucs can now turn their attention to other key free agents, including quarterback Baker Mayfield and safety Antoine Winfield, among others.

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