Lee Evans: "I plan on playing on Sunday" (updated with practice note)

Lee Evans has been battling a nagging left ankle injury for a couple weeks now, and the Ravens' wide receiver was back in a protective boot yesterday as he watched practice from the sidelines.

But while the ankle is still bugging him, Evans says he intends to play against the Titans this Sunday.

"Absolutely, I plan on playing on Sunday," Evans said. "But we'll have to see. You've got to take it day by day and see what happens."

Evans missed an entire week of practice leading up to the Ravens' final preseason game, but he participated in practice last week, and played a full game last Sunday against Pittsburgh. Evans was targeted four times but didn't record a catch.

He hopes to get some practice time this week, possibly as early as today.

"That's the goal," Evans said. "It's doing all right."

UPDATE: Evans was indeed out at practice today. He took part in warm-up drills with the wide receivers during the open media portion of practice.

The protective boot, Evans says, is merely to protect his ankle.

"That's more like active rest," Evans said. "It's just a way of resting it and still be a little active as well. It's part of treatment."

Asked about his level of concern with Evans' injury and the Ravens' lack of experience at wide receiver behind Anquan Boldin if Evans cannot play, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron expressed confidence in his group.

"There is no level of concern," Cameron said. "I feel exactly the way about these receivers as I did going into last week's game about the offensive line. David Reed, we get him back. David Reed is a player, period. It's just a matter of him being healthy and getting out there. You guys have all seen that. This kid can play. He can run, he can catch. He's smart, he's tough. You've seen that on special teams. And our young guys get better every day. The young guys have the best collective attitude of any young group I've ever been around.

"I've got so much confidence in all those guys. There is no level of concern. There will be some normal growth and bumps in the road. There always are. But that's not a concern, that's going to happen. And we've just got to grow with those guys throughout any mistakes they make."

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