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Former Kentucky Wildcat Defensive-End DeQuin Evans back on Bengals Practice Squad


The Bengals announced today that they’ve signed DE DeQuin Evans back to the practice squad. Evans was able to be signed onto the squad after the team released long-snapper Bryce Davis. Evans originally signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent last year after playing two seasons at the University of Kentucky, and was able to earn a spot onto the team’s practice squad. He was later suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and finished the year on the Practice Squad/Injury list with a torn labrum he suffered in November.

For a recap of his college career. here’s his official profile:

"Battled injuries for much of senior season at Kentucky, but proved to be playmaker in tough Southeastern Conference as junior in 2009 … Started 12 games with seven starts as senior, logging 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackles-for-loss and a pass defensed … Started every game as 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 freshman and sophomore, totaling 7.5 sacks and 19.5 TFLs."

In his one year with the Bengals, he’s been played at both defensive-end and middle linebacker, but really found his niche as a pass-rushing end this preseason. He displayed a strong presence in run support, and the combination of skills will likely lead him to being promoted to either the Bengals’ 53-man roster at some point, or being signed by another team in need of defensive-end help. Hopefully he finds his niche with the Bengals.

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