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Lee Evans deal may be close

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Bills G.M. Buddy Nix’s silence on a possible Lee Evans deal on Thursday was telling.

The 30–year-old receiver is very available, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a deal could be completed within 48 hours. Schefter seemed fairly confident something would get done.

It’s unclear who is interested in Evans.  The former first-round pick was tied to Arizona.  He would make a nice fit in Baltimore, but we haven’t heard anything tying the Ravens to Evans.

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40 Responses to “Lee Evans deal may be close”
  1. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 8:05 PM

    Whoever gets him is getting a washed up bum

  2. Robert Chandler says: Aug 11, 2011 8:05 PM

    Is there any chance the Vikings would be interested? Or is it only the Cards or Ravens?

  3. skoobyfl says: Aug 11, 2011 8:06 PM

    It’s a starting O-lineman or bust, R or L tackle preferred. Dial it up Buddy !!

  4. Robert Chandler says: Aug 11, 2011 8:10 PM

    jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 8:05 PM

    Whoever gets him is getting a washed up bum

    I don’t believe Lee is washed up. His QBs have not exactly been awe-inspiring for most of his career. In the right situation, I feel he could put up 2-3 really good years. I wish the Vikings would trade a future draft pick or something else affordable to get him.

  5. countsnail says: Aug 11, 2011 8:14 PM

    Let’s get this out of the way…

    Eagles.

  6. sniperkn9 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:17 PM

    Kerry Rhodes or Joey Porter Please.

  7. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 11, 2011 8:18 PM

    He’ll look good in a Bears uni. Make Johnny Knox even madder.

  8. phaktor333 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:19 PM

    He has not had a quality QB since what? 2003? I believe he still has some years in him and wherever he goes, they are going to get a motivated player who was cheated out of playing for championships which 95% actually wants to do. Me thinks he will choose a team that plays the Bills this season so he can prove a point.

  9. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 11, 2011 8:22 PM

    The Vikes should make a run at Evans. The Vikings have done nothing to address losing Sidney Rice to Seattle. Not saying that Evans is a replacement for Rice, but he would be better than most of the receivers on the Vikings not named Harvin.

  10. nyjetsfootball says: Aug 11, 2011 8:24 PM

    i dont get why anyone would want him….

  11. gadzod says: Aug 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    I don’t want draft picks. The absolute DREAM deal in terms of draft picks would be a 3rd or a 4th. That is it. Therefor, I want someone that will have a big impact to the team. I desperately need a Tackle. Fitz is getting absolutely ZERO time throwing the ball during training camp. We need an O-Lineman, and we need him now. If we don’t someone else important on our team will get hurt, and we will have another hole to fill…

  12. fiegln says: Aug 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    Lee Evans To Miami! LOL!

  13. pthompson1187 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:28 PM

    No way in a cold day in hell is Evans worth a starting offensive lineman.

  14. sniperkn9 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:35 PM

    Osi Umenyiora after the Giants lost Smith?

  15. jimmysee says: Aug 11, 2011 8:39 PM

    Lee Evans played his college ball at the Universityof Wisconsin.

    That makes him *almost* an ex-Packer.

    The Vikings should be salivating.

  16. weswelkerspornstash says: Aug 11, 2011 8:54 PM

    Probably going to the eagles. Everybody else has

  17. rabidbillsfan says: Aug 11, 2011 8:54 PM

    @ PHAKTOR

    unless your saying he hasn’t had a competent QB since college, then your wrong. Either way, the Bills are stupid for letting him go now. I haven’t seen anything from the other WR that would make me feel confident in letting him walk, for any pick/player. OLine is our only glaring whole, and I don’t think a team will ship us someone for Evans that will improve our OLine like Evans improves our WR. Come on Buddy, I actually belive in you guys, don’t let us down. And to the haters, Evans is one of the best deep threats in the NFL, he will make whatever team he goes too instantly better. Good luck Lee.

  18. howiefeltersnatch says: Aug 11, 2011 8:57 PM

    He needs to come home by the shores of Lake Erie.

  19. sfbla says: Aug 11, 2011 9:00 PM

    This entire “news story” is bizarre. When you actually go read the reports about the supposed IN THE NEXT 48_HOURS!!! deal they all come down to the equivalent of “my uncle’s cousin’s next door neighbor said Lee Evans will be traded”, but everyone is acting like it is a done deal. Twitter has turned sports reporting into parroting what someone else reported might be true as if 15 people speculating the same thing turns crap into fact. Twitter is the equivalent of infomercials – they should all end with “but wait! there’s more! if you order now we’ll throw in a free…”

  20. stanmackley says: Aug 11, 2011 9:02 PM

    i love how the PFT stories on the Bills team always purges out the geniuses from the jets fanbase. 75% of which were cheering for the giants 2 years ago.

  21. jolink653 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:07 PM

    if he comes cheap he’s a good pickup for any team that needs a good WR…he’s had terrible QBs most of his career and because buffalo never had a good second WR he always draws two defenders

  22. larryfitzgerald4mvp says: Aug 11, 2011 9:09 PM

    He’d be a good addition for the Cardinals. They have promising your receivers in Andre Roberts and Early Doucet, but Evans would be a good addition.

    Fitz-Evans-Heap as your main receiving group, you could do worse.

  23. bleedgreen says: Aug 11, 2011 9:14 PM

    Has anyone talked of him going to St Louis?

  24. hometeam4ever says: Aug 11, 2011 9:17 PM

    I’d love for Lee to come home to Cleveland. I don’t think it’s realistic to think the Bills will get much in return however. Little chance they get a starting OL. Probably looking at maybe a 5th rd pick. Doesn’t mean he’s not a good player, it’s just reality in the NFL this off season.

  25. joshsports6000 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:18 PM

    He’s a speedy guy, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Raiders make a play for him if the price is right. I just don’t see where he fits. The Raiders don’t have any bonafide number one receivers, but there’s a lot of talent there.

  26. tatumsparalyzer says: Aug 11, 2011 9:18 PM

    Funny on a team with no talent @ QB while Evans was has been there since he was drafted from Wisc 1 of the most under the radar receivers. Very under rated> FACTS DONT LIE.

    Keep these QBS in mind….
    2004: Drew Bledsoe* , Shane Matthews, JP Losman
    2005: Kelly Holcomb (8) JP Losman (8)
    2006: JP Losman*, Kelly Holcomb
    2007: JP Losman(9), Trent Edwards(7)
    2008: Trent Edwards, JP Losman

    ctch yrds tds
    48 843 9
    48 743 7
    82 1292 8
    55 849 5
    63 1017 3
    44 612 7
    37 578 4

  27. al0049 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:23 PM

    In my opinion this is all bull sh*t the bills will never trade or release Lee Evans I think people need to start talking about the dream team or the patriots or jets and leave the buffalo bills alone. And since I am on a roll the bills will never move to LA because the buffalo bills are still on a contract or lease with the city and also goes the same with Toronto. As a note even if Ralph Wilson dies right now next week or year from now the NFL cannot move the team so But once again Lee is good and if he had a good offense line and a Quarterback and a coach that knows how to call a game or record will be different. Chan Gailey and Buddy Nix are building a great football team and as a Buffalo bills fan we are heading in the right direction. I also think that you are probably saying to yourself this guy is drinking too much of the cool aid but I think this team is going to shock a lot of people in the NFL and also we will win more than 8 games.

  28. juiceboxsupply says: Aug 11, 2011 9:36 PM

    getting drafted into buffalo when he did was a death sentence for his career. if he went to a better team, he’d be comparable to steve smith in terms of production.

  29. detroitrollin22 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:44 PM

    Since Gettis tore his ACL today possibly the Carolina?

  30. billyhoyle4real says: Aug 11, 2011 9:50 PM

    I’m hoping it Osi for Lee and a 2nd or 3rd but I’m going to bed now so I’m probably dreaming already. Hohum here we come Andrew Luck…

  31. billsfan1 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:50 PM

    Lee Evans is a 1300 yard receiver on a competent team

  32. TheDPR says: Aug 11, 2011 10:22 PM

    Panthers have to be pretty desperate right now.

    And the Ravens have no depth at the position at all.

    If neither of those teams make a run at him, they’re crazy.

  33. polishkingski says: Aug 11, 2011 10:31 PM

    evans is very fast, great in a hand fight for a reception but limited in his bag of tricks. he runs sloppy routes, is inclinded to take plays off and is not a guy that fits in any kind of scheme that wants wr`s to do more than a couple things. he was a classy guy in buffalo but why complain when you make millions for doing nothing but being a nice guy.

  34. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 11, 2011 10:36 PM

    al0049 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:23 PM

    “In my opinion this is all bull sh*t the bills will never trade or release Lee Evans I think people need to start talking about the dream team or the patriots or jets and leave the buffalo bills alone. And since I am on a roll the bills will never move to LA because the buffalo bills are still on a contract or lease with the city and also goes the same with Toronto. As a note even if Ralph Wilson dies right now next week or year from now the NFL cannot move the team so But once again Lee is good and if he had a good offense line and a Quarterback and a coach that knows how to call a game or record will be different. Chan Gailey and Buddy Nix are building a great football team and as a Buffalo bills fan we are heading in the right direction. I also think that you are probably saying to yourself this guy is drinking too much of the cool aid but I think this team is going to shock a lot of people in the NFL and also we will win more than 8 games.”

    Cool story.

  35. billsfan1 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:42 PM

    Lee has a lot of tread left on his tires….no fifth rounder is worth him….stupid Fuxking trade imo because they only trade that would be worth it won’t happen ie 1st or starting tackle

  36. kris21054 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:47 PM

    ocho, mcnabb and haynesworth went very cheap evans will go cheaper

  37. jbny14 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:48 PM

    He may just become fantasy relevant if he leaves Buffalo.

  38. theroc5156 says: Aug 11, 2011 11:01 PM

    You know the Eagles are getting him, right?

  39. marshmont says: Aug 11, 2011 11:29 PM

    jet fans are calling evans washed up. plaxico and mason. what do you call them?

  40. gobills716 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:55 AM

    How does trading your number 2 receiver for a late round pick make you a better football team? Evans is a one-trick pony and we have seen over the last few years, if you take the deep ball away from hum he is not a good receiver. Everyone who attributes his lack of production to a poor O-line and bad QB, Stevie Johnson was catching balls from the same “bad QB” and his numbers far exceeded Evans last year. Evans best years were with losman so clearly there is no correlation between quality of QB and Evans production.

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