Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Lee Evans was back at it on Labor Day after missing about a week of practice with a left foot injury. Evans, 30, was sidelined immediately following the Ravens 34-31 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 3 of the preseason and has been seen wearing a protective walking boot.
Evans is in fact expected to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here’s what Evans told Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times concerning his injured left foot:
“We were doing precautionary things,” Evans said. “You have to stay on top of things. It was good to be out there today.
“Yeah, it as good to come out here and run on it and see where it’s at. We’ll see how it reacts in the next couple of days.”
Evans, the number two receiver on the depth chart, will be counted on this year to bring a serious vertical threat the Ravens have been lacking for some time now. One of the reasons the Ravens acquired Lee Evans was for games like this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A healthy Lee Evans will do wonders in helping to open up the the Steelers defense and exploiting the one area they have been most vulnerable over the past few seasons, the secondary.