Evans was signed to the Redskins active roster Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Evans played with the Redskins early in the season and was resigned as a result of veteran safety Donte Whitner being moved to injured reserve. Look for Evans to serve as a depth safety who could help out on special teams as well.
Evans (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Lions. Evans, a depth option at safety, signed on with the Redskins three weeks ago and played in each of the team's last two games. However, with no injury reported, he simply appears to be a healthy scratch.
Evans signed a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports. Evans' signing comes on the heels of the Redskins placing David Bruton (concussion) on IR and signing Donte Whitner. Facing a slew of injuries to their secondary the team needed to add depth, which is exactly what Evans and Whitner are. Likely the fourth or fifth option at safety, Evans may not see much time unless more injuries force the team to play him.
Evans was released by Jacksonville on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports. Evans hasn't managed to stick on anywhere for long in his NFL career and his release doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien (calf) is inactive Sunday against the Patriots. Josh Evans will take over for Cyprien in a game that the Jaguars needed all the help they could get against the potent Patriots' offense.