Ankle sidelines Evans, maybe for year

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Bills WR Lee Evans will miss the team's next two games vs. the Dolphins due to an ankle injury and could be out the remainder of the year if the team opts to let him rest up for the offseason in Week 17.

Evans suffered the injury while blocking in the team's win over Cleveland on Sunday. Head coach Chan Gailey said the Bills will take a wait-and-see approach about Evans' availability for the final game of the season.

"I know it's going to be two [weeks] and it may even be a struggle for him to get back for the last one," Gailey told the Buffalo News. "They [team trainers] are going to continue to give us updates on a daily basis, but it really doesn't look good right now. I hate it for him and I hate it for us."

Stevie Johnson has supplanted Evans as the team's No. 1 wideout, but the seventh-year pro still has 37 catches for 578 yards and four touchdowns on the year. He will be replaced in the lineup by undrafted free agents David Nelson, Donald Jones and Naaman Roosevelt.

The way we see it

Evans' numbers haven't been great this season, but he's still a valuable member of the Bills' offense, as he is able to stretch defenses with his ability to go deep. Nelson and Jones have shown potential the last few weeks, and it will be interesting to see how Gailey incorporates them into the offense.