Lee Evans (#83) will start at wide receiver alongside Anquan Boldin.Two weeks ago I predicted that Lee Evans career as a Raven would be over after just one week on the field.  Now it looks like I was wrong and not only am I man enough to point it out and have the commenters laugh at me, but I’m ecstatic that I completely botched that prediction.

Evans has been on the practice field in a limited capacity the past two days in Owings Mills.  He has been nursing an ankle injury since week one.  “Hopefully, we’re going to try and see,” Evans said according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. “We’re going to go out and do a little bit and see what happens. It’s been a while since I’ve been out there, so hopefully it feels good.”

The former Bills wide receiver was brought to Baltimore after the Ravens receiving corps appeared weak in the preseason.  Torrey Smith wasn’t playing at a second wide receiver level and Evans gave Baltimore a much needed speedy deep threat.

Now, over halfway into the NFL season many Ravens fans have forgotten all about Evans and his brilliant preseason.  Smith has been clutch in several games for Baltimore and has given the team the speed they were hoping to get out of Evans.  With both the veteran and the rookie, Baltimore’s offense could look even more sharp heading down the stretch.

In the NFL, the best team typically never holds up the Lombardi Trophy when it’s all said and done. Just ask the 2007 Patriots.  It’s usually always the team that takes a head of steam into the playoffs.  We’ve seen the Ravens do that before.  While nationally the Ravens are viewed as the best team in the AFC, they have to get better if they want to succeed in the postseason.  Adding another target to Joe Flacco’s offense could make the Ravens become that team.  Consider him the Ravens secret weapon.


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