Evans/Buccaneers agree to $82.5 million contract extension

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) is hit by New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) after a reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. Evans has agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL. The deal confirmed Friday, March 9, 2018, includes $55 million guaranteed and also makes Evans the highest-paid player with the Buccaneers with an average annual salary of $16.5 million. That’s second among NFL receivers behind Antonio Brown’s $17 million.(AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans has agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL.

The deal confirmed Friday includes $55 million guaranteed and also makes Evans the highest-paid player with the Buccaneers with an average annual salary of $16.5 million. That’s second among NFL receivers behind Antonio Brown’s $17 million. READ MORE>

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