Baltimore Ravens To Release Lee Evans, Per Report

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 4: Wide receiver Lee Evans #83 of the Baltimore Ravens fails to get both feet in bounds for a reception while under pressure from cornerback Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens debated the Browns 24-10. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

When the Buffalo Bills traded veteran wide receiver Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens for a fourth-round pick last August, 82 percent of Buffalo Rumblings readers thought that the Bills had come out on the losing side of the swap. I'm not ashamed to admit I was a member of that 82 percent.

On Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reported that the Ravens are planning on releasing Evans, who - slowed by a pre-season foot injury - caught just four passes for 74 yards in nine regular season games last season. Evans, who will turn 31 on March 11, will soon be free to sign with any team that wants him.

Before you ask: no, the Bills won't be among those teams. They have been on a youth movement at receiver ever since Buddy Nix took over as GM, exemplified by letting Terrell Owens walk as a free agent and - hey! - trading Evans. Buffalo's youth movement will continue, and Evans almost certainly won't be on the team's radar.

But hey - who thinks that fourth-round pick was a rip-off now? I sure don't.

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