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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jets Injury Update: Rookie WR Shaq Evans possibly out for the year


By on 8/06/2014 07:30:00 AM

New York Jets rookie WR Shaq Evans suffered a severe shoulder injured yesterday, causing the fourth-round pick to potentially be out for all of 2014 on Injured Reserve.
New York Daily News beat writer Seth Walder first reported the news via twitter.
During a press conference after practice, Jets’ head coach Rex Ryan wasn’t too hopeful about Evans’ current condition.


According to NFL.com, Ryan stated, “Shaq Evans, his shoulder looks pretty bad. He's still out there in the (red non-contact) jersey, very limited. We'll see that how that goes but it doesn't look good right now. This looks like a severe injury."

Out of UCLA, Evans was able to put up some decent numbers during his senior season as Evans caught 47 passes for 709 yards and 9 touchdowns. Where Evans has potential is in his big and talented hands. Because he has such good hands, he is able to make impossible catches and catch seemingly uncatchable passes amidst even the densest of traffic in the secondary.

For the past three seasons, the Jets have hardly had any receivers in their repertoire. Last season the leading receiver for New York was Jeremy Kerley who caught only for 523 yards. Last season, the Jets ranked 31st in the NFL with only 183.3 passing yards per game. Although Evans isn’t a focal point of the offense, losing the UCLA wide out is a detrimental loss to this Jets passing offense that features rookies such as Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro, Oklahoma WR Jalen Saunders and Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa.

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