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Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans

Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:24 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Buffalo Bills selected Lee Evans with the 13th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He's been a deep threat his entire career, even if the Bills weren't able to actually find a quarterback who could consistently get him the ball. Still, in seven seasons, Lee has 377 receptions for 5,934 yards (15.7 yards per catch) and 43 touchdowns.

And now, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bills are willing to trade Evans. No word yet on which teams might be interested in his services but you'd expect the Ravens to be at the top of the list.

Baltimore, who currently have Anquan Boldin and rookie Torrey Smith atop the depth chart, lost out on Malcom Floyd last week when he signed with the Chargers. And Jerricho Cotchery paid the team a visit but was never offered a contract, perhaps because he had offseason back surgery (that said, Cotchery eventually signed with the Steelers, a team with much more depth at wide receiver). Derrick Mason and Todd Heap, both go-to guys for Flacco during the first three years of his career, are now with the Jets and Cardinals, respectively.

Evans would add an experienced down-the-field threat the Ravens so desperately need. Earlier Thursday the Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley wrote that "the Ravens have never ruled out a trade (for Evans) but I would be surprised if it happened based on the team's increasing confidence in rookies Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss and its history."

Hensley added: "In their 16-year existence, the Ravens have made 17 player trades. Only three times did it involve a receiver (the attempted acquisition of Terrell Owens in 2004, the draft-day trade for Kevin Johnson in 2004 and the trade for Anquan Boldin in March 2010)."

Other possible suitors: the Miami Dolphins, and the Arizona Cardinals.

Evans makes a lot of sense in Arizona, where he'd line up opposite Larry Fitzgerald, and for the first time in his career wouldn't be the focal point of the passing game. (If that's what you want to call JP Losman and Trent Edwards short-hopping throws in Lee's general direction a "passing game.")

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:57 am
 

Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans



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Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans

Would love for the for the Phins to have another weapon but it will never happen.  Teams just don't make big trades with division foes! 



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans

Jerry Reese, hear this LOUD AND CLEAR! Trade Osi for Evans! NOW!! DO IT DO IT DO IT.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:39 am
 

Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans

Question: Why is "THE" a tag?  "Other possible suitors: the Miami Dolphins, and the Arizona Cardinals."  Just sayin....



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:02 am
 

Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans

Cincinnati couldn't trade JORDAN PALMER for a pack of bubble gum.  Jesse Palmer maybe but not JORDAN.




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:46 am
 

Report: Bills willing to trade WR Lee Evans

They are "willing" to trade him?  Oh I see.  Well, the Bengals are probably "willing to" trade Jordan Palmer too.


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