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Darrynton Evans

Darrynton Evans

Running Back #32
Team: Tennessee Titans
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 203 lb.
College:Appalachian State
Born:July 9, 1998
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 3 (93)
Draft Team:TEN

Darrynton Evans: Clear of shoulder injury

Evans (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's wild-card round game against the Ravens after practicing fully Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Evans was limited Wednesday and Thursday but shrugged off the injury Friday and should be good to go for Sunday's playoff game. Barring an injury to Derrick Henry, the rookie third-round pick will feature almost exclusively on special teams.

January 8, 2021 1:28 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Limited in Wednesday's session

Evans (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Evans rarely sees the field on offense with Derrick Henry holding a near monopoly on touches in Tennessee's backfield, but the rookie third-round pick has carved out a sizable special teams role heading into Sunday's wild-card round game against the Ravens. He played 17 special teams snaps in the season finale and logged 16 yards on one kick return.

January 6, 2021 1:12 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Role on special teams continues

Evans did not record a rush or target in Week 17 against the Texans. He returned one kick for 16 yards.

Analysis: Evans was on the field for only one offensive snap and did not record a statistic. However, he did log 17 special teams snaps and continued to serve as the primary kick returner for the Titans. Evans had a quiet rookie year, in part due to a hamstring injury and also because of Derrick Henry's dominance. He'll look to make a special teams impact during the Titans' wild-card matchup with the Ravens.

January 4, 2021 7:50 AM EST

Darrynton Evans: Busy on kick returns

Evans ran the ball once for three yards, and he failed to haul in either of his targets during Sunday night's 40-14 loss to Green Bay. He also recorded 145 yards on six kickoff returns.

Analysis: Evans made his second game appearance since overcoming a hamstring injury and being taken off IR on Dec. 7. The third-round rookie enjoyed a significantly more effective outing in registering 57 scrimmage yards and a touchdown over 10 Week 15 touches against the Lions. Tennessee was pushed into a pass-heavy attack that mitigated Evans' involvement Sunday night, never leading in the game and falling behind by as many as 19 points in the second and third quarters.

December 29, 2020 5:38 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Scores touchdown in garbage time

Evans carried the ball eight times for 30 yards in Week 15 against the Lions. He added two receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Evans was active for the first time since Week 5 after battling a hamstring injury that placed him on injured reserve. He was the only back besides Derrick Henry to earn a touch on the week, though he didn't get an offensive touch until early in the fourth quarter. Regarded as a strong pass-catching back coming out of Appalachian State, Evans excelled in that role to record his first professional touchdown.

December 20, 2020 8:02 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Not active Sunday

Evans (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.

Analysis: Evans was activated from injured reserve at the start of the week, but he won't be suiting up in his first game back on the 53-man roster. Jeremy McNichols has secured the No. 2 job in the backfield behind Derrick Henry, and Senorise Perry is also active as a depth option.

December 13, 2020 8:46 AM EST

Darrynton Evans: Comes off IR

The Titans activated Evans (hamstring) from injured reserve Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tennessee monitored Evans throughout almost the entirety of his 21-day practice window, but the team will now get the rookie third-round pick back in action to close out the regular season. D'Onta Foreman and Jeremy McNichols have both been solid in reserve work behind Derrick Henry in recent weeks, however, so Evans may not be an immediate lock for the No. 2 role.

December 7, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Practicing Wednesday

Evans (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: The Titans designated Evans for return from injured reserve Monday, giving him a 21-day window to be evaluated at practice. He can be officially moved to the active roster at any point in that span. Both Jeremy McNichols and D'Onta Foreman have been solid as depth options behind Derrick Henry in recent weeks, so Evans could face competition for touches once he's back on the field.

November 18, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Prepping to return from IR

Evans (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday.

Analysis: Evans will return to practice this week, and if everything goes well, he could be ready for this Sunday's clash against the Ravens. He officially has 21 days to be evaluated before the team needs to move him to the active roster. It's unclear what his role will be upon return because Jeremy McNichols has been a solid change-of-pace back behind Derrick Henry of late.

November 16, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Placed on IR

Evans (hamstring) has been placed on IR, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Evans, who was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Bills, will thus be forced to miss at least three games with his hamstring injury. In his upcoming absence, Jeremy McNichols is in line to handle change-of-pace work behind top back Derrick Henry.

October 15, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Darrynton Evans: Listed as DNP on practice estimate

Evans (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Evans injured his hamstring in the first half of Tuesday's win over the Bills and was unable to return, so it's not surprising that he would be held out if the Titans hosted practice Wednesday. Jeremy McNichols, who stepped into the change-of-pace role following Evans' departure, was also listed as DNP with a rib injury. If Evans is forced to miss this Sunday's matchup against the Texans, McNichols -- if healthy -- will operate as the No. 2 behind Derrick Henry. D'Onta Foreman is also on the practice squad and could be elevated to add depth.

October 14, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Exits with hamstring injury

Evans was forced out of Tuesday's game versus the Bills with a hamstring injury, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Analysis: Evans recorded 12 yards on two carries before exiting the game, showing impressive burst as a change-of-pace back. He was spotted on a stationary bike before halftime, so he may try to return in the third quarter. Jeremy McNichols is expected to see an uptick in usage behind Derrick Henry if Evans doesn't return.

October 13, 2020 5:22 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Three touches in debut

Evans recorded three carries for nine yards in Week 3 against Minnesota.

Analysis: Evans made his NFL debut and split duties as the team's backup running back with Jeremy McNichols. He had gains of four, two and three yards, making no notable impact on the game. However, the fact that he quickly earned a role in the Titans' offense is encouraging for his potential in the event that Derrick Henry is sidelined at any point.

September 28, 2020 3:00 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Finally healthy

Evans (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, setting him up to make his NFL debut Sunday in Minnesota, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Evans missed Tennessee's first two games, but he's poised to finally take the field against the Vikings. The rookie third-rounder should serve in a change-of-pace role behind workhorse running back Derrick Henry.

September 23, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Debut postponed again

Evans (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Evans will miss the second straight contest of his rookie campaign. The backup running back was a full participant in practice to begin the week, but he was limited Thursday and has now been ruled out for game-time action entirely, so he may have suffered an injury setback. Jeremy McNichols will continue to handle No. 2 duties behind Derrick Henry as long as Evans remains sidelined.

September 18, 2020 10:47 AM EST

Darrynton Evans: Regresses to limited participation

Evans (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

Analysis: The limited workout amounts to a downgrade in activity for Evans, who was listed as a full participant in the Titans' first session of the week Wednesday. At this point, it's unclear if Evans' limitations were simply precautionary, or indicative of a setback suffered during the session. The Titans will decide whether or not Evans will carry a designation into the Week 2 game against the Jaguars based on what he's able to do in Friday's practice. If cleared to play this weekend, Evans would replace Jeremy McNichols as the No. 2 option behind top back Derrick Henry. According to Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site, coach Mike Vrabel said he expects Evans to have a role in the game plan if active Sunday, with most of the rookie's reps likely to come on passing downs.

September 17, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Full-go at practice

Evans (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Analysis: Evans sat out of the season opener due to this injury, but the rookie third-round pick will make his NFL debut in Week 2 against the Jaguars if he can avoid a setback. He doesn't have much fantasy upside as long as Derrick Henry stays healthy, as Henry was the only Titans RB to record a carry in Week 1, finishing with 31 for 116 yards.

September 16, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Not playing Monday

Evans (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Broncos, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Evans was a limited participant in practice all week but the Titans evidently didn't feel comfortable with Evans as the primary backup to Derrick Henry. Senorise Perry will act in the capacity Monday, although it's possible the Titans could also bring up a running back from the practice squad to provide depth. The team has until Monday to make that roster decision.

September 12, 2020 12:55 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: Limited practice Thursday

Evans (hamstring) was limited at practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Evans' return to practice Thursday puts him on track to suit up Monday night against the Broncos. The 2020 third-rounder is listed as the Titans' top backup behind clear-cut lead runner Derrick Henry, a context that should land Evans change-of-pace touches out of the gate this season.

September 10, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Darrynton Evans: On track for practice

Evans (undisclosed) is scheduled to resume practicing Thursday afternoon, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Early reports from training camp suggested the rookie was struggling with fumbles, and he's now missed more than a week and a half of practice due to an unspecified injury. Evans still has time to prove his health before Week 1, but it isn't clear he'll be a significant part of the offensive gameplan in Tennessee's Monday night opener at Denver.

September 3, 2020 11:53 AM EST

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