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Top Chris Evans News

  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Catches one pass in loss

    Evans caught his only target for 14 yards and failed to record a single rushing attempt in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.

    Evans played on only two of Cincinnati's 55 offensive snaps in the contest. The rookie running back is third on the depth chart and has been an afterthought in the offensive game plan through two weeks. With starter Joe Mixon handling all three downs, Evans may not find many opportunities to utilize his pass-catching skills this season.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: No offensive snaps Week 1

    Evans didn't record an offensive snap during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Vikings.

    Evans earned a roster spot by beating out Trayveon Williams for the third running back job, but after Week 1, it is clear that he won't be part of the offensive plan, unless Joe Mixon or Samaje Perine are sidelined. The Bengals' run game totaled 34 rushes for 149 yards with Mixon playing 78 percent of the snaps against the Vikings.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Makes Bengals' roster

    Evans beat out Trayveon Williams for the third running back job on the Bengals' season-opening roster.

    Beginning at rookie minicamps this summer, Evans impressed the team with his pass-catching skills and general athletic ability. He's old for a rookie, turning 24 in October, but he has some third-down upside and could expand his role in the offense if Joe Mixon were to get hurt.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Notches receiving TD in loss

    Evans rushed three times for 10 yards and brought in one of two targets for a 29-yard touchdown in the Bengals' 29-26 preseason loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

    The rookie sixth-round pick continued to flash his receiving prowess with the touchdown catch, which came early in the second quarter in connection with backup quarterback Brandon Allen. Evans has made an impression with his pass-catching skills in particular this summer despite recording a modest 49 total receptions in 42 college games at Michigan, and Sunday's score may have at least sealed him the No. 4 running back job.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Scores TD in preseason opener

    Evans carried the ball 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown while catching all four of his targets for 33 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Buccaneers.

    A sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft, Evans is competing for the passing-down role vacated by Giovani Bernard, and the rookie made a good impression in his first game action for the Bengals. Evans was the third running back into the game for Cincinnati after Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine, an indication that Evans is perhaps in the lead for that No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Showing good hands in camp

    Evans continues to display good hands and route-running in training camp, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Evans could be involved in obvious passing situations if the Bengals want to give Joe Mixon a few snaps off here and there. It's worth noting that Evans was described as the token bright spot in an otherwise lousy day for the Bengals' offense during camp.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Shows pass-catching potential

    Evans displayed "sure hands and smooth route running" during the Bengals' OTAs and minicamp, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Though Joe Mixon remains the Bengals' clear-cut top back and Samaje Perine is on hand to spell him in early down situations, Evans' pass-catching skills could lead to a role in the team's offense following the offseason departure of Giovani Bernard. In order to cement a spot in the team's backfield pecking order, however, Evans -- a rookie sixth-round pick -- will need to continue to impress in training camp, where he'll compete for slotting with Perine, Trayveon Williams, Jacques Patrick and Pooka Williams.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 23