Report: Lee Evans traded to Baltimore Ravens from Buffalo Bills

Lee Evans will now be running deep routes for Joe Flacco in Baltimore. (David Duprey/AP)

A person familiar with the trade talks told The Associated Press the Ravens sent a fourth-round draft pick to Buffalo in exchange for the seven-year veteran.

A two-time 1,000-yard receiver, Evans provides another deep threat for an offense that parted ways with veteran pass catchers Derrick Mason and Todd Heap this offseason. His speed down the field could also open up underneath routes for Anquan Boldin who experienced a very pedestrian — by his standards — first season in Baltimore (64 rec., 837 yards, 7 TDs).

For his career, Evans has averaged 15.7 yards per catch, which is third-best among active receivers with at least 300 receptions. In 2010 Evans was held to career lows in receptions (37) and yards (578) and only found the end zone four times. His best season came in 2006 when he caught 82 balls for 1,292 yards and eight scores, but Evans’ production has diminished in recent years as the Bufflo offense continues to flounder.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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