Evans recorded 111 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery across 16 games for the Titans in 2019.
Evans broke out in his second professional season, finishing second on the team in tackles behind only Logan Ryan. He also recorded the first sacks of his career, though he also showed his ability to make plays in the backfield by managing 11 tackles for loss. Evans will enter his third season as key piece of the Titans' defense and will seek to take another step forward.
Evans (foot) is officially active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against Kansas City.
Evans logged three straight limited practices leading up to the game, but he was cleared ahead of Sunday's matchup. Now healthy, the second-year pro will assume his usual starting role at inside linebacker.
Evans (foot) is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com repots.
Evans logged three straight limited practices this week. If cleared to suit up this weekend, he'll draw his usual start at inside linebacker.
Evans was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Evans appears to have sustained the injury during the divisional-round win over Baltimore, a game in which he generated seven tackles (six solo). The 2018 first-round pick will have two more chances to practice without restrictions ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs.
Evans recorded five tackles in the team's Week 17 victory over the Texans.
Evans wasn't particularly productive in the regular-season finale, though he still played on 85 percent of defensive snaps. For the season, he logged 111 tackles, over double the mark of 53 he posted as a rookie in 2018. Though he'll look to lead Tennessee on a deep playoff run, Evans could be set to take another step forward in 2020, emerging as a leader of the defense in his third season.
Evans notched seven tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Saints.
Evans has now registered seven tackles in two consecutive contests. The 2018 first-round pick now has 106 tackles (65 solo) and 2.5 sacks across 15 games.
Evans made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
That marks Evans' highest total in his last four games and equals his output from the previous two contests combined. The 2018 first-round pick's next tackle will be his 100th of the season.
Evans registered five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Evans' tackle numbers had been sluggish since Tennessee's Week 11 bye, so it was good to see them tick back up. He'll have a shot to get to 100 on Sunday against the Texans.
Evans tallied three tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Jaguars.
Evans contributed to the Titans' rout of the Jaguars with his second sack in as many games, though he ultimately logged a season low in tackles.
Evans totaled seven tackles -- including one sack -- in the team's Week 10 win over the Chiefs. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Evans had his lowest tackle total since Week 1 but found plenty of other ways to make an impact on the game. His biggest came midway through the second quarter, when he scooped up a Damien Williams fumble and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown. However, he also added a sack late in the fourth quarter that ultimately gave the Titans the opportunity to complete their game-winning drive. Evans has been a leader on the team's defense throughout the season, finding a way to impact the game on a weekly basis.
Evans racked up nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Panthers.
Evans has now amassed at least eight or more tackles in six consecutive contests with a Week 10 matchup against the Chiefs looming, while quarterback Patrick Mahomes' (knee) status remains up in the air.
Evans racked up 12 tackles with one tackle for a loss in Week 8 against Tampa Bay.
Evans has now recorded at least 10 tackles in four of his last five games, bringing his season total to 67. He's also proven to be a stalwart in the middle of the Titans' defense, staying on the field for more than 80 percent of defensive snaps in four consecutive games and all but two contests for the season.
Evans recorded 10 tackles -- including one tackle for a loss -- in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Evans was off the field for only two defensive snaps and once again led the team in tackles. He has now recorded at least 10 tackles in three of his last four games, and leads the team with 55 tackles through seven contests for the season.
Evans recorded 10 tackles in the Titans' Week 6 contest against the Broncos.
Evans led the team in tackles in Week 6, his second performance with 10 tackles in his past three games. While he hasn't been particularly effective rushing the quarterback -- he has only 0.5 sacks on the campaign -- Evans has proven more effective in stopping the run by recording three tackles for loss. He'll look to lead the defense once again in the Titans' Week 7 matchup against the Chargers.
Evans posted a career-high 10 tackles and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Falcons.
Evans led the Titans in tackles in this contest as he helped the Titans' defense hold the Falcons to a season-low 10 points. He'll continue to log full workloads going forward, and he'll look to carry this momentum into next Sunday's game versus the Bills.
Evans expects to get some pass-rushing opportunities in 2019, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Selected 22nd overall in the 2018 draft, Evans started seven of 15 games during his rookie season, logging 53 tackles (33 solo) on 494 defensive snaps while sharing playing time at inside linebacker with Wesley Woodyard (714 snaps) and Jayon Brown. (851). Given that all three players are still under contract, the Titans could grant Evans some snaps as a 3-4 outside linebacker to get him on the field more often. He showed some ability as a pass rusher at Alabama with 14 sacks in 33 games over his final three seasons, including 13 tackles for loss and six sacks his senior year.
Evans is expected to start at linebacker for a second consecutive week Sunday against the Eagles, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
Evans is slated to draw his second start as a rookie next to Wesley Woodyard at inside linebacker, while Will Compton and Jayon Brown provide additional depth.
Evans (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Evans was held out of Tennessee's season opening loss against the Dolphins, but appears to have recovered from the lingering hamstring issue that sidelined him. While it remains unknown whether Evans will suit up against the Texans on Sunday, the rookie seems to have a chance of making his regular-season debut in Week 2.
Evans (undisclosed) will not play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Evans has been battling an undisclosed injury for nearly a month now, and while he was able to practice in limited fashion this week, the Titans will hold him out for Week 1. There's still plenty of unknown surrounding Evans' status, but the rookie will have to wait at least another week before making his regular-season debut.
Evans (undisclosed) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Evans battled multiple injuries during the preseason, so it seems likely that the Titans are simply taking a cautious approach to the 2018 first-rounder's health as Sunday's season-opener against the Dolphins approaches. Until more information about Evans' apparent injury is disclosed, the 22-year-old should be considered day-to-day.
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