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 has been battling an undisclosed injury for nearly a month now, and while he was able to be a limited participant in practice 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) participated in Monday's practice, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
There was never much concern surrounding whatever injury Evans was dealing with, as he was expected to be ready for Week 1. A return to practice Monday essentially confirms that, but the Titans will likely continue to monitor Evans' status closely over the next couple of weeks.