On Thursday the Chicago Bears were awarded running back Darrynton Evans (5’11, 200 pounds) after claiming him off waivers from the Tennessee Titans. Evans was originally a third-round pick in the 2020 draft from Appalachian State, but injuries have defined his career thus far.
He only played in 5 games as a rookie due to a hamstring injury, and he racked up 14 rushes for 54 yards, 2 receptions for 27 yards, and 9 kick returns for 206 yards while appearing in just 33 offensive snaps and 34 more on special teams.
A season ago he only played in 1 game due to a couple knee injuries, and in that game he returned a kick for 17 yards, he tallied 7 yards on 2 rushing attempts and 11 yards on 2 catches.
If he can stay healthy, and if he can get back to his 4.41 forty form from the combine, he has plenty of experience as a kick returner to compete for a reserve running back spot on the roster.