Evans may serve as the Bengals' No. 2 running back behind Joe Mixon (ankle) on Sunday at Detroit if Samaje Perine (illness) isn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list by 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Bengals placed Perine on the COVID list Tuesday after he tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, Mixon continued to have his practice reps capped due to a Week 4 ankle sprain. There's an expectation Mixon will be back to his normal self Sunday, which has equated to 19.7 touches per game in his 46 career starts. Still, Evans, a 2021 sixth-round pick, likely will get on the field as he seeks his first carry as a pro (he already has five catches for 55 yards on 16 offensive snaps).

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