Evans was released by the Redskins on Thursday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.
Evans and fellow safety Earl Wolff were sent packing Thursday as the team decided to bring in two new safeties for training camp, Stefan McClure and Tim Scott. Evans only played in two games for the Redskins last season, fulfilling more of a depth role in the secondary. Only 26, the safety could catch on elsewhere in time for the beginning of the regular season.
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 re-signed 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 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.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (foot) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (elbow) are active for Thursday night's Week 16 matchup with the Titans.
Bortles was listed as questionable to play on the team's final injury report but was reported to be starting earlier Thursday. Lee was listed as probable to play after catching four of his 10 targets for 14 yards in Week 15.
Players who were on the team's final Week 16 injury report who are also active include defensive end Ryan Davis (hip) and safety Josh Evans (foot), both of whom were questionable to suit up Thursday.
Defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) are the lone Jaguars ruled out for the Thursday game against the Titans.
Among the questionables are defensive end Ryan Davis (hip), defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot) and wideout Tommy Streeter (abdomen).
Defensive end Chris Clemons (knee) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (elbow) are probable.
Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will start Sunday's game at Baltimore after being listed as probable with a shoulder injury. Other probables suiting up are running back Toby Gerhart (ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (finger), wideout Tommy Streeter (abdomen) and linebacker J.T. Thomas III (ankle).
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (shoulder) is considered probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Bortles has yet to miss time since being named the starter in Week 4.
Others listed as probable include: Chris Clemons , Josh Evans, Toby Gerhart, Tommy Streeter and J.T. Thomas.
Andre Branch, Khairi Fortt, and Denard Robinson are out.
The Jaguars have ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdominal strain) were both deemed as questionable, despite practicing Friday.
Meanwhile, quarterback Blake Bortles (right shoulder, left ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle), running back Toby Gerhart (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (foot) were ruled out Week 14.
The Jaguars are not in good shape in the standings, but they are in good shape otherwise. All eight players on their Friday injury report at questionable or probable.
The former category consists of linebackers LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and Jeremiah George (ankle). The probables are quarterback Blake Bortles (wrist), defensive ends Andre Branch (groin) and Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), cornerback Demetrius McCray (ankle) and wideout Cecil Shorts (illness).
Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles (left wrist) is active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis after being listed as probable. Other probables suiting up are defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), guard Brandon Linder (shoulder) and offensive tackle Austin Pasztor (hamstring).
The Jaguars have ruled out Andre Branch (groin) and Jeremiah George (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. Both players were unable to practice this week due to their respective injuries.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable for Week 12: Blake Bortles (left wrist), Chris Clemons (knee), Aaron Colvin (knee), Josh Evans (elbow), Brandon Linder (shoulder) and Austin Pasztor (hamstring).
Safety Josh Evans is set to play Sunday for the Jaguars against Dallas. He had been deemed probable with a shoulder problem.
Despite having ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle) and guard Brandon Linder (shoulder) for their Sunday game against Dallas, the Jaguars are fairly healthy. All the others on their Friday injury report are probable, including quarterback Blake Bortles (left wrist).
The other injured probables are safeties Sherrod Martin (shoulder) and Josh Evans (shoulder), wideouts Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Marqise Lee (ankle), running back Jordan Todman (quad) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring).
The Jaguars enter Week 10 against the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium relatively healthy. The team released its final injury report on Friday and Andre Branch (groin), Jeremiah George (ankle) and Brandon Linder (shoulder) were all ruled out for Sunday.
The following players remaining on the list were deemed probable for the game: Blake Bortles (left wrist), Chris Clemons (rest), Josh Evans (shoulder), Marqise Lee (ankle), Sherrod Martin (shoulder), Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), Jordan Todman (quad) and Dekoda Watson (hamstring).
The Jaguars have made two changes to their starting lineup on defense heading into Week 4 at San Diego, according to The Florida Times-Union.
Josh Evans has supplanted Winston Guy as the starting free safety, and J.T. Thomas takes over for LaRoy Reynolds as the starting outside linebacker.
Jaguars defensive back Josh Evans had a busy game in Week 2 against Washington, as he led the team in tackles. Evans racked up 14 stops -- eight solo -- in the 41-10 loss Sunday, bringing his season total to 17 through two games.
Jaguars safety Josh Evans will miss OTAs after undergoing foot surgery May 20, reports the Florida Times-Union. But he's expected to be ready for training camp in late July.
Evans started 11 games as a rookie last year and finished with 54 tackles. He'll compete with Winston Guy for a starting job.