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Lee Evans Returns to Practice, Could Play Sunday

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Baltimore Ravens veteran wide receiver, Lee Evans returned to practice Wednesday afternoon after missing the past six games with a high ankle sprain.

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If there is little swelling or pain Thursday, Evans could play Sunday in Seattle against the Seahawks. The Ravens acquired Evans in a trade this off-season from the Buffalo Bills, as a vertical threat on the outside, but he just hasn’t been healthy.

Over the past six games he’s been replaced by rookie Torrey Smith, who has delivered several big plays, but has had trouble sustaining consistency when it comes to catching the ball. Smith has also struggled running routes, especially short ones.

With Evans and Smith on the outside, the Ravens will have an extremely formidable passing attack to complement Anquan Boldin in the slot.

In the past two games, the Ravens have gone with a more conventional two tight-end set in the form of Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. Both have solid hands and speed, but of the two, Dickson is considered the bigger play threat.

That being said, Evans will certainly add a jolt to the Ravens offense if healthy, which is what the team envisioned when they traded their fourth-round pick to acquire the eight-year veteran.