Remember that boot that Ravens wide receiver Lee Evans was rocking before week one? Looks like he’s back in it and I don’t think it’s a style choice.
Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that Evans did not practice with the Ravens on Wednesday and was seen on the sidelines in a protective boot on his left foot.
The Ravens newest wide receiver suited up on Sunday but didn’t record a catch despite being targeted four times. Despite that, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was encouraged by his play. “Lee opened up a couple crossing routes for us, where he takes the top off the coverage, and if they don’t run with him, Joe’s going to throw it to him,” Harbaugh said in his Monday press conference according to Mike Duffy of BaltimoreRavens.com. “He cleared out some of those deep crossing routes that you saw. I think he had that kind of an impact.”
After seeing how effective Evans was in the preseason, I wonder if his foot injury had something to do with his failure to make a catch or break one deep against Pittsburgh. No one else seemed to have a problem.
The good news is that Evans was healthy enough to play on Sunday so odds are he will be healthy enough to play against the Titans in week two. Hopefully he gets back to 100 percent though and can provide another threat for the Ravens already dynamic offense.