Evans recorded 11 tackles (seven solo), 1.5 sacks, one pass defended and one interception during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Buccaneers.
Evans made his presence known throughout all phases of Sunday's game, disrupting whichever of Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick lined up under center for Tampa Bay. The second-year linebacker has made a strong case for an increased defensive workload even when Nick Vigil (knee) recovers from his sprained MCL.
Evans will start during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Evans' starting opportunity comes with Nick Vigil (knee) inactive. The second-year pro will start at weakside linebacker and attempt to contain the Chiefs' explosive offense.
Evans will retreat to the bench in standard situations with Vontaze Burfict coming back from suspension this week, Jay Morrison of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
Evans hasn't made much of an IDP impact during Burfict's absence, tallying just 15 tackles over four games.
Evans has had a good first four days of training camp, particularly in pass coverage. The second-year player out of Oklahoma got a lot of playing time in his rookie year, logging 38 tackles.
Evans sustained the concussion in Sunday's win over the Lions and was a limited participant Wednesday. Full practice participation is obviously a good sign, but the 27-year-old is not yet officially clear of the concussion protocol and should be considered day-to-day until he fully clears it.
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