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Former Alabama LB Rashaan Evans visiting Jaguars as a free agent

Rashaan Evans (No. 54) celebrates a defense stop in 2019 season for Titans versus L.A. Chargers
Christopher Hanewinckel - USA Today Sports

Rashaan Evans is done in Tennessee after four seasons with the Titans.

The team did not pick up the fifth-year option on his contract, so he is a free agent.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Evans is visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars tonight.

A native of Auburn, Ala., Evans got selected in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft after his career at the University of Alabama. The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder totaled 317 tackles, three sacks, eight pass deflections, two interceptions, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, and one touchdown in 59 games for the Titans. He enjoyed having 111 tackles (career-high) in 2019 with 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery. A change of scenery may be what Evans needs to get him going in the pros.

He earned All-American and All-SEC honors as a linebacker for the Crimson Tide.

Rashaan Evans (No. 32) in Sugar Bowl matchup for Alabama versus Clemson in 2017

Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans (#32) on the field during the 2018 CFP National Championship Game versus Georgia/Photo comes via Mark J. Rebilas of USA Today Sports

Evans arrived in the 2014 signing class as a five-star prospect and became a dominant player. He recorded 152 tackles, 23.5 stops for loss, 15 sacks, 19 quarterback pressures, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 57 games.

Evans collected his best season in 2017 with a career-high 74 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six sacks, seven quarterback hurries, three breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He won three Southeastern Conference titles (2014-16) and two College Football Playoff National Championships in 2015 and 2017. Evans looks to find a new NFL team soon.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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