After the Ravens decided to let veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason sign with the Jets, the wide receiver rumor mill has been churning out news here in Baltimore. If the Ravens are interested in adding another veteran to a young an inexperienced receiving corps, Buffalo’s Lee Evans may be their guy.
Evans, who is currently under contract with the Bills through 2012, could be cut or traded according to Dan Pompei of NationalFootballPost.com as he is a part of a very crowded receiving corps in Buffalo.
*The Bills have a crowd at the receiver position after the acquisition of Brad Smith. The former Jet joins Lee Evans, Steve Johnson and Roscoe Parrish, so don’t be surprised if the Bills part ways with Evans. The veteran had a down year in 2010 with only 37 catches, and he could have some trade value. Interesting parties have been sniffing around.
Last season, Evans caught 37 passes in 13 games for 578 yards. He reached the end zone just four times.
Evans will make $3.275 million with Buffalo this season. If cut by the Bills, the Ravens won’t be able to match that salary since they have roughly $3.558 million in cap room. Of course, the Ravens could always make a trade for him, but history has shown that Ozzie Newsome never gives up big draft picks even for the best talents in the league.