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Fred Evans

Fred Evans - #90 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 305 lbs.
Birthday 11/06/1983
Birthplace Chicago, IL
College Texas State
Years played 7
Drafted 2006, 7th round, 4th pick by Dolphins

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Risk-taking Peterson owners have earned fabulous rewards

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice admires the risk-taking fantasy football owners who drafted Adrian Peterson early despite his major knee surgery.

Gov. Dayton objects to Vikings stadium fee ideas

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will fight any effort by the Vikings to charge fans extra fees to buy season tickets in the new football stadium.

Charge dropped against RB Peterson in Houston

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
A grand jury in Houston has dismissed a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge against Adrian Peterson after hearing from the back and other witnesses.

Week 10 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, Danieal Manning and Jacoby Jones as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Peterson, Vikings race past Lions

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 171 yards on 27 carries for the Vikings in a 34-24 victory over the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Key matchup: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson vs. Lions front seven

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran well against the Lions in the teams' first meeting. Now, without Percy Harvin, can Peterson carry the load vs. Detroit?

Harvin injury changes Vikings' dynamic in dramatic fashion

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The loss of WR Percy Harvin to an ankle injury comes at the worst possible time for a struggling Vikings passing game.

Vikings WR Harvin a 'long shot' for Week 11

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin sprained his left ankle in three different spots in Sunday’s loss and is questionable for this week's game vs. Detroit.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Lynch runs Seahawks past Vikings

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown and the Seahawks overcame 182 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson in a 30-20 win over the Vikings.

Key matchup: Seahawks WR Sidney Rice vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Seahawks' passing game is starting to heat up just as the Vikings' pass defense has taken a step back. Here's a look at one key matchup.

Key matchup: DE Jared Allen vs. OLT Russell Okung

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Vikings DRE Jared Allen vs. Seahawks OLT Russell Okung in the Vikings-Seahawks game Sunday in Seattle.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 21, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed Evans.||||||| Evans came to the Vikings as a free agent in 2007 and has played in spot duty at both inside spots on the defensive line. He played in all 16 games last season and had 22 tackles.
Posted April 06, 2009
Evans signed his one-year tender to return to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.||||||| Evans served as the primary backup to Pro Bowler Pat Williams last season. He started the final two regular season games and the playoff game against Philadelphia while Williams worked through legal problems and an injury. The Vikings almost had to bring Evans back because Williams' challenge of a positive drug test has yet to be resolved in court. If he loses his case, he and fellow tackle Kevin Williams will be suspended for the first four games of next season.
Posted Nov. 27, 2007
Evans received a two-game suspension Tuesday from the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy during a pair of offseason problems.||||||| Evans was arrested twice this summer while he was on Miami's roster, for marijuana possession in Texas and for fighting with police in Florida. He will not be paid and is required to sit out this week and next, before he's eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, Dec. 10. Evans has been active for eight of the Vikings' 11 games, recording five tackles, one sack and two quarterback hurries.
Posted Aug. 12, 2007
The Vikings signed Evans on Sunday.||||||| Evans, who appeared in one game for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2006, was waived after he was arrested on June 23 for allegedly refusing to leave a taxi on South Beach and fighting with officers. Evans pleaded not guilty to multiple charges last month. He was on probation for a marijuana possession arrest when he was arrested in June, meaning he could face discipline under the NFL's conduct policy.
Posted June 28, 2007
Evans, arrested over the weekend for refusing to leave a taxi on South Beach and for fighting with officers, was released by the Dolphins on Thursday.||||||| Evans played in one game as a rookie last season with the Dolphins. Evans was charged with multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting with violence, along with single counts of disorderly intoxication and trespassing. One officer was allegedly bitten on the wrist, and a female officer sustained scrapes on her left knee, police said.

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