Bengals rule out RB Chris Evans with knee injury vs. Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals running back Chris Evans was the subject of heated chatter this week due to his usage within the offense.

During Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Evans exited in the first quarter with a knee injury and the team wasted little time in ruling him out.

That was a similar decision on his status to that of cornerback Chidobe Awuzie the week prior, which might suggest similar severity as the No. 1 corner battles a season-long injury.

Evans appeared to suffer the injury on the opening kickoff and attempted to play through it before leaving. Samaje Perine remains the primary backup behind Joe Mixon and the team also has Trayveon Williams on the roster.

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