Jaguars cut Lee Evans

AP

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.

30 responses to “Jaguars cut Lee Evans

  1. …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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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..

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

  11. @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. :]

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Catch the pass and the ravens just may have won the super bowl!
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    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.

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

    Catch the pass and the ravens just may have won the super bowl!
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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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