Can earn more snaps on offense
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan recently suggested Evans and Trayveon Williams will have opportunities to earn more snaps this season, Richard Skinner of Local 12 Cincinnati reports.
Callahan made his comments after the Bengals took Chase Brown in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, mentioning that Evans has only been used as a passing-game back so far but will have chances to show improvement as a ballcarrier during the preseason. Apart from the incoming fifth-round pick, Cincinnati hasn't added any other backfield depth to help replace Samaje Perine, who signed with the Broncos in free agency. Granted, the team may still add a veteran at some point, especially if starter Joe Mixon's off-field issues or cap hit become a problem. Evans and Williams are sixth-round picks -- 2021 and 2019, respectively -- with fewer than 100 combined touches in the NFL, but they look poised to open offseason practices as Nos. 2 and 3 on the depth chart in either order.
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Burrow (calf) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Smith (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Boyd had five receptions on nine targets for 39 yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Higgins was held to two receptions on eight targets for 21 yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Mixon carried the ball 19 times for 65 yards and a touchdown while catching one of two targets for five yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Chase hauled in 12 of his 15 targets for 141 receiving yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Burrow (calf) completed 26 of 49 pass attempts for 259 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Evans is inactive for Monday night's game against the Rams.
Smith (hamstring) is inactive for Monday night's contest against the Rams.
Burrow (calf) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Rams, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.