Jaguars cut Lee Evans
At a time when one AFC team has released an aging wide receiver (for completely different reasons), another AFC is cutting another. Coincidentally, both teams are extremely wide-receiver deficient.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Lee Evans, a one-time standout with amazing deep speed. Head coach Mike Mularkey said it’s only because he just doesn’t have it anymore.
“He’s not the same player obviously and that’s normally the case when you’re nine years out of it. He’s just struggling getting in and out of breaks and I think he felt the same way. It was probably best that he gets a chance to go with somebody else at this time of the year and give some of the younger guys more reps. There’s probably eight or nine more reps that somebody else is going to get that can use it,” he said.
When you are an undersized speed guy and you lose that speed…you aren’t going to last much longer. Evans is 31-years old and age and injuries have caught up with him. Someone else could kick his tires, but we don’t see him being productive anymore.
First-round pick Justin Blackmon has been promoted to the first team.