Evans (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's wild-card round game against the Ravens after practicing fully Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Evans was limited Wednesday and Thursday but shrugged off the injury Friday and should be good to go for Sunday's playoff game. Barring an injury to Derrick Henry, the rookie third-round pick will feature almost exclusively on special teams.
Evans was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report with a shoulder injury, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Evans rarely sees the field on offense with Derrick Henry holding a near monopoly on the touches out of Tennessee's backfield, but the rookie third-round pick has carved out a sizable special-teams role heading into Sunday's wild-card round game against the Ravens. He played 17 special-teams snaps in the Week 17 win over the Texans, returning one kickoff for 16 yards.
Evans did not record a rush or target in Week 17 against the Texans. He returned one kick for 16 yards. Evans was on the field for only one offensive snap and did not record a statistic. However, he did log 17 special teams snaps and continued to serve as the primary kick returner for the Titans. Evans had a quiet rookie year, in part due to a hamstring injury and also because of Derrick Henry's dominance. He'll look to make a special teams impact during the Titans' wild-card matchup with the Ravens.
Evans ran the ball once for three yards, and he failed to haul in either of his targets during Sunday night's 40-14 loss to Green Bay. He also recorded 145 yards on six kickoff returns. Evans made his second game appearance since overcoming a hamstring injury and being removed from IR on Dec. 7. The third-round rookie enjoyed a significantly more effective outing in registering 57 scrimmage yards and a touchdown over 10 Week 15 touches against the Lions. Tennessee was pushed into a pass-heavy attack that mitigated Evans' involvement Sunday night, never leading in the game and falling behind by as many as 19 points in the second and third quarters.
Evans carried the ball eight times for 30 yards in Week 15 against the Lions. He added two receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown. Evans was active for the first time since Week 5 after battling a hamstring injury that placed him on injured reserve. He was the only back besides Derrick Henry to earn a touch on the week, though he didn't get an offensive touch until early in the fourth quarter. Regarded as a strong pass-catching back coming out of Appalachian State, Evans excelled in that role to record his first professional touchdown.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@New York Jets||20||18.00|
|7||10/24||Kansas City Chiefs||25||19.32|
|9||11/07||@Los Angeles Rams||6||14.56|
|10||11/14||New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|12||11/28||@New England Patriots||22||18.88|
|16||12/23||San Francisco 49ers||7||14.75|
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|3 Year Avg||14||54||0||2||27||1||13|