Payton gives scouting report on LB Evans

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

With New Orleans linebacker Scott Fujita missing his second straight day of practice Thursday, it’s looking like there’s a good chance backup Troy Evans may get the start Sunday in Miami.

Coach Sean Payton was asked for a scouting report on Evans after Thursday’s practice.

“He’s a player that we initially look at as a core special teams player, he’s a special teams captain,’’ Payton said. "He’s an experienced player who’s played a number of snaps, more of them have come in the kicking game than at linebacker, yet he did a good job stepping in and he gives you that depth and experience. I think he’s athletic and physical. Those are the attributes if you point to a couple things. Generally, to play in this league as long as he has in the kicking game, you have to be able to run and tackle and those are a couple things that he’s done pretty well.’’