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.