Report: Shoulder injury could cause Jets WR Shaq Evans to miss season

Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Jets rookie wide receiver Shaq Evans could miss the upcoming season after suffering a shoulder injury in practice last Thursday.

"That shoulder looks pretty bad," coach Rex Ryan said after practice Tuesday, according to ESPN New York. "We'll see how that goes, but it doesn't look good right now. We talked to him about it, too. He had the other shoulder (injury) before. But this one seems to be bothering him a lot more. This looks like a severe injury."

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Evans was one of three receivers selected in the fourth round or later by the Jets this year, along with Jalen Saunders and Quincy Enunwa.

The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Evans caught 47 passes for 709 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games with UCLA last season.

The Jets, which went 8-8 and finished in second place in the AFC East in 2013, open the season Sept. 7 against Oakland.

- Chris Johnson

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