The Titans on Friday placed running back Darrynton Evans on Injured Reserve for a second time, which effectively ends his 2021 season.
Evans missed the team’s first six games while on Injured Reserve with a knee injury. He was activated for the team’s game against the Chiefs this past Sunday, when he carried the ball two times for seven yards while also catching two passes for 11 yards. Evans ended up playing six snaps on offense vs the Chiefs, along with two plays on special teams.
A third-round pick by the Titans in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Appalachian State who played in five games during his rookie season, Evans practiced on Wednesday, and he spoke to reporters before practice about being excited to be back in the mix. But Evans was added to the Injury Report again on Thursday with a knee injury and listed as a limited participant at the conclusion of practice. The team decided to place him on IR today.
NFL rules restrict a player from coming off IR for a second time during the season.
In addition to running back Derrick Henry, the Titans also have running backs Jeremy McNichols and fullback/Khari Blasingame on the active roster, along with Mekhi Sargent and Dontrell Hilliard on the practice squad.
The Titans face the Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.