Buccaneers Signing OT Josh Wells, Placing S Justin Evans On IR


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing veteran OT Josh Wells to a contract on Monday and placing S Justin Evans on injured reserve with a lingering Achilles injury, according to Greg Auman.

Wells was among four offensive linemen to work out for the Buccaneers last week. 

Wells, 28, wound up going undrafted out of James Madison back in May of 2014. He later signed a three-year, $1.53 million contract with the Jaguars and had his 2018 option exercised. 

The Jaguars brought Wells back on a new deal this past April. However, he was released coming out of the preseason. 

In 2018, Well has appeared in five games for the Jaguars before he was placed on injured reserve last month. The Jaguars designed him to return from injured reserve and he was able to play in two more games before the end of the season.

Evans, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2017. He’s currently entering the third year of his four-year, $5.19 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $937,662 and $1.17 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Evans appeared in 10 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 59 tackles, one interception, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and two pass defenses.

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