Thursday, September 15, 2011
Lee Evans plans on playing Sunday
By Jamison Hensley
Ravens wide receiver Lee Evans returned to practice Thursday and plans on playing at the Tennessee Titans, according to the Carroll County Times.
Evans sounded optimistic about his status a day after sitting out practice and wearing a protective boot for an injured left ankle.
"Absolutely, I plan on playing on Sunday," Evans said. "But we'll have to see. You got to take it day by day and see what happens."
The Ravens' wide receiver group is unproven after Evans and Anquan Boldin. If Evans can't play against the Titans, the Ravens would have to replace him with either David Reed or Torrey Smith, both of whom have never caught a pass in the NFL.
Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron expressed confidence in the backups.
"Our young guys are getting better every day," Cameron told reporters at Ravens headquarters Thursday. "The young guys have the best collective attitude of any young group I’ve ever been around.”
Evans' speed will be valuable for the Ravens moving forward. In the season opener, Joe Flacco completed three passes of 25 or more yards, but only one went to a wide receiver (Boldin).