Lovie Smith: Mike Evans' injury not serious

TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said the hamstring injury wide receiver Mike Evans suffered in Monday night’s 25-11 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals does not appear to be serious.

Evans left the game in the second quarter and did not return.

“I talked to him and he didn’t feel like it was that serious,’’ Smith said. “We wanted to get our (starters) into the second quarter and then get them out.’’

Smith also said that rookie quarterback Jameis Winston did not suffer an injury. Winston got tripped up on a play early in the second quarter and appeared to be favoring his ankle as he came off the field. He did not return. But Smith said he had seen enough of Winston and that he could have played the next series if he was needed.