A 2011 college free agent signee from the University of Kentucky, Evans spent 2012 on Bengals practice squad ... On practice squad for most of 2011 ... Highly regarded in college for his quickness and “high motor” ... A DE in college, he opened with Bengals at LB but now is back at DE.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 7-28-11 ... Waived 9-3-11 and signed 9-4-11 to Bengals Practice Squad ... Placed 11-14-11 on Practice Squad/Injured ... Placed 11-17-11 on Practice Squad/Suspended by Commissioner for violation of league policy on performance-enhancing substances ... Returned to team activities on Practice Squad/Injured on 12-12-11 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-9-12 ... Waived on 8-31-12, and signed on 9-5-12 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-7-13.
2012 RECAP: Played in preseason Games 1 and 4; had seven tackles with a sack ... Waived in final roster cuts and spent the full regular season on Bengals practice squad.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011—Played in all four Bengals preseason games ... His six tackles included two sacks for 15 yards, and he had one forced fumble ... On practice squad for Games 1-9, but suffered season-ending injury (torn labrum) Nov. 9 in practice.
COLLEGE: Battled injuries for much of his senior season at Kentucky, but proved to be a playmaker in the tough Southeastern Conference as a junior in 2009 ... Started 12 games with seven starts as a senior, logging 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackles-for-loss and a pass defensed ... Started every game as a junior and led team with six sacks and 12.5 TFLs ... A junior college transfer, was named team’s Most Outstanding First-Year Defensive Player ... Played at Los Angeles Harbor College as a freshman and sophomore, totaling 7.5 sacks and 19.5 TFLs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Long Beach, Calif. ... Attended Cabrillo High School, where he started at DE and TE ... Social work major at Kentucky ... First name is pronounced “deh-QUINN.”