Evans (suspension) was waived by the Cowboys on Thursday, Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Evans was handed a four-game suspension on Friday for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and the Cowboys wasted no time getting rid of him. The third-year player has yet to play in a professional game, and will look to fight for an opportunity with another NFL club come training camp.
Evans has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Evans, who signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys in January, is yet to appear in a regular season game despite entering the league as a fourth-round draft pick in 2014. He isn't guaranteed a roster spot in Dallas and this suspension will likely only make it more difficult for him to do so.
Evans signed a reserve/future contract with Dallas on Monday.
Evans has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He'll be looking to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.
A 2014 fourth-round selection by the Jets, Evans spent the 2015 campaign on the Jaguars' practice squad. However, he enters the upcoming season nursing a muscle strain in his lower leg and appears unlikely to log his first professional snap in 2016.
Evans (leg) returned to practice Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Evans hasn't practice since Jul. 31, as he's been dealing with a lower leg muscle strain. He's currently battling for a roster spot, so his return to the field was much needed, as he'll need to impress the coaching staff over the next few weeks. The 25-year-old wide receiver has yet to log action in a regular season game during his career, further exemplifying the uphill battle Evans has to make the final roster.
|P0||8/3/17||@ ARI||8:00 pm|
|P1||8/12/17||@ LAR||9:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
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