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Jaguars cut Lee Evans

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Lee Evans didn’t last long in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars announced today that they’ve released Evans, a free agent receiver they signed in April.

Jacksonville drafted receiver Justin Blackmon shortly after signing Evans, a pick that made Evans expendable, so it’s not surprising that Evans has been released shortly after Blackmon signed. Laurent Robinson is expected to start alongside Blackmon this season, with Cecil Shorts and Mike Thomas behind them on the depth chart.

A 2004 first-round draft pick of the Bills, Evans was traded to the Ravens a year ago and had by far his worst NFL season in Baltimore, catching just four passes in the regular season while battling foot and ankle injuries. In the playoffs he dropped a potentially game-winning touchdown pass that could have given the Ravens a victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Now Evans is out of work again, and at age 31 he may be running out of opportunities to play in the NFL.

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30 Responses to “Jaguars cut Lee Evans”
  1. hulkhogansays says: Aug 12, 2012 4:18 PM

    That drop in NE will haunt him for the rest of his career brother.

  2. SparkyGump says: Aug 12, 2012 4:29 PM

    So, you’re a GM with a need for a WR, who do you take Evans or Burress? Thumbs up for Evans and thumbs down for Burress.

  3. D.j. FIESHMO says: Aug 12, 2012 4:31 PM

    …good ridding’s. This guy costed us (Baltimore Ravens) the AFC Championship last year. He just doesn’t have it anymore. Maybe this will be a wakeup call for him or it might just be too lake. He doesn’t play like his heart is in the game. When you play that way it shows up “big-time.” Everyone can see it… except him.

  4. EJ says: Aug 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Maybe Buffalo will resign Evans for the league minimum. Lee knows Fitzpatrick and would be great to play opposite of Stevie Johnson. He would surely be a better option than our current receivers. Besides, I don’t think Buffalo should have let him go, he has always been a stand up guy.

  5. ruffbufffire says: Aug 12, 2012 4:48 PM

    Wasted his talent in Buffalo

  6. elgatojaguar says: Aug 12, 2012 4:52 PM

    We had to make room for some OL camp bodies and it was becoming clear that he was not going to make the team over the young guys. NFL = not for long. It’s a young mans game.

  7. ppc50 says: Aug 12, 2012 4:55 PM

    I think Dallas should at least bring him in for a tryout. They need a #3 this year. Coale, Harris and/or Beasley may end up being good next year, but I think they need to find a quick veteran for the time being..

  8. billsboy88 says: Aug 12, 2012 5:03 PM

    I could see the Bills taking him back to play the #2….

  9. realfootballfan says: Aug 12, 2012 5:14 PM

    One of the more overrated players of recent memory. It was always, if only the Bills had a QB, when he was part of the problem.

    Funny what having a few meaningless good looking deep catches will do for a guy’s reputation.

  10. tomtravis76 says: Aug 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    He would have never paid for a drink or meal again in Baltimore, if he pulled that ball in.

  11. maddenisfordorks says: Aug 12, 2012 5:41 PM

    Pretty different for Jax –

    Last year Evans would have been a clear #1 for us.

  12. restonraven says: Aug 12, 2012 5:45 PM

    I am still not over the AFC Championship Game. Yes – Sterling Moore made a good play, but proper ball security when you have the Super Bowl literally in your hands is a must. It is certainly bad for Evans, but I feel even worse for Flacco. He was so much better than Brady on the Patriots home field that day. Flacco could not have thrown that ball any more perfectly. The heat he gets from some Ravens fans is incredible (animus from opposing fans is normal and part of the game). If Evans secures that ball properly, it would have shut up a lot of yammering Ravens fans on the Flacco hate wagon.

  13. pacodawg says: Aug 12, 2012 5:49 PM

    Catch the pass and the ravens just may have won the super bowl! Big players make big plays in big games. He blew it

  14. daknight93 says: Aug 12, 2012 5:52 PM

    Lee Evans always had potential, but never had an elite quarterback to help him get to next level…It’s really sad to get cut by the Jags, his career maybe over

  15. trappdaddy says: Aug 12, 2012 5:52 PM

    Lee was always a one trick pony deep threat. That pony has now lost a step.

  16. lanham4eve says: Aug 12, 2012 5:53 PM

    Stand up guy, never says a bad thing about a teammate, wish he was still in a bills uni, if he had a good qb with a big arm he would have been something, too bad there was never talent around him

  17. randallflagg52 says: Aug 12, 2012 6:09 PM

    In the playoffs he dropped a potentially game-winning touchdown pass that could have given the Ravens a victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

    ==================================

    Potentially? There wasn’t any potentially with that pass. That would have absolutly won the game for Baltimore. Not a bout adoubt it.

  18. bbking0420 says: Aug 12, 2012 6:21 PM

    Lee Evans should return back to the Buffalo Bills,because seeing him in another uniform did not look right!!!

  19. canjura says: Aug 12, 2012 7:16 PM

    @Randallflagg52: I see your point, but you have to remember, it is the NFL and anything can happen. What happens if he catches it and the Pats return the kick off, or Brady does some miraculous TD pass. :]

  20. theandy59 says: Aug 12, 2012 7:24 PM

    For the record, Evans didn’t drop that pass in the AFC Championship Game, he was stripped by Sterling Moore. You can make the case that he should have had better control of the ball, but to suggest he dropped it is inaccurate. A well-coached player for the opposition chopped the ball out at the last instant; not a drop. NFL fans are full of shoulda-coulda-woulda’s, but in the end, you either make the play or your don’t. If you make it you were good enough, if you didn’t you weren’t.

  21. ademell1 says: Aug 12, 2012 7:37 PM

    Lee Evans NEEDS to be signed and play well somewhere. Because…that drop is just atrocious. Uncalled for. A vet of his stature…I mean, wow.

    Nobody will remember Lee Evans more than for that dropped pass..so I hope he gets signed and can try to erase that from his past by helping another team into the playoffs and beyond. But I doubt it.

  22. goatcheez says: Aug 12, 2012 7:40 PM

    Per John Oesher, Jags reporter, Evans approached Mularkey during the week and told him he knew he had nothing left in him to be a viable WR in the NFL anymore. So everyone wanting their team to sign him take heed, when the guy himself admits he’s done, he’s done. Classy move by Lee actually. Mularkey said it was hard to cut him but Evans knew he was done and didn’t want to hurt the team.

  23. philhartmanonic says: Aug 12, 2012 7:57 PM

    Heh. Miami should have a roster spot for him shortly.

  24. eviltwin007 says: Aug 12, 2012 8:36 PM

    Catch the pass and the ravens just may have won the super bowl!
    ————————————————————-
    Hahaha…..”May have won the Super Bowl” against the Giants, I highly doubt it, the Super Bowl was like a home game for the Giants. Giants fans outnumbered Patriots fan like 1000-1 here in Indianapolis. Of course you had to throw us Colts fans in the mix, being that a Manning was playing.

  25. beretta96d says: Aug 12, 2012 9:03 PM

    eviltwin007 says:Aug 12, 2012 8:36 PM

    Catch the pass and the ravens just may have won the super bowl!
    ————————————————————-
    Hahaha…..”May have won the Super Bowl” against the Giants, I highly doubt it, the Super Bowl was like a home game for the Giants. Giants fans outnumbered Patriots fan like 1000-1 here in Indianapolis. Of course you had to throw us Colts fans in the mix, being that a Manning was playing.

    Pats fan here, and I do believe the Ravens would have handled the giants just fine. Their defense is far more superior than New England’s. The Pats got lucky with that strip, no doubt about it! Ravens played a better game on that day.

  26. pastabelly says: Aug 12, 2012 9:19 PM

    Sorry, more blame goes to the idiot kicker, Cundiff. That was inexcusable. But the Ravens didn’t deserve to win that game. Great teams make plays that they are supposed to make.

  27. bigal5888 says: Aug 12, 2012 9:54 PM

    Sorry, but outside of Baltimore, I don’t think many people remember, or maybe care is the better word, who didn’t catch the pass.

  28. bigal5888 says: Aug 12, 2012 9:58 PM

    I don’t think many people outside of Baltimore remember, or maybe care is a better word, who didn’t catch that pass. I had already forgot Lee Evans even played for the ravens.

  29. joetoronto says: Aug 13, 2012 5:30 AM

    You KNOW it’s over when you get cut by the Jags.

  30. broncosnative says: Aug 13, 2012 7:02 AM

    Maybe the jets could sign him, hell they have tebow, can’t get any worse with evans

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