Oct 5, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert (24) carries the ball as Washington Commanders linebacker Cody Barton (57) chases during the first quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears RB Khalil Herbert (ankle) out multiple weeks

Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert is expected to miss multiple weeks due to an ankle injury, NFL Network reported Sunday.

NFL Network also reported the Bears are signing Darrynton Evans off Miami’s practice squad with fellow running backs Roschon Johnson and Travis Homer also nursing injuries.

Herbert sustained his injury during Chicago’s 40-20 victory over the Washington Commanders on Thursday. He rushed for 76 yards on 10 carries prior to the injury.

Herbert, 25, has team-leading totals in carries (51) and rushing yards (272) in five games this season for the Bears (1-4), who host the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday.

He has rushed for 1,436 yards and six touchdowns and added 33 catches for 236 yards and two scores in 35 career games with Chicago. He was selected by the Bears in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Evans, 25, had 14 carries for 64 yards in six games with Chicago last season.

He has rushed 30 times for 125 yards and added five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in 12 career games with the Tennessee Titans and Bears. He was selected by the Titans in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Nov 27, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Chicago Bears running back Darrynton Evans (21) celebrates his run against the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Report: RB Darrynton Evans to sign with Colts

Free agent running back Darrynton Evans will sign a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, ESPN reported Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed for Evans, who reportedly worked out for the Colts earlier in the day.

Evans, 24, had 14 carries for 64 yards in six games with the Chicago Bears last season.

He has rushed 30 times for 125 yards and added five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in 12 career games with the Tennessee Titans and Bears. He was selected by the Titans in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 24, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Darrynton Evans (32) runs for a short gain during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans RB Darrynton Evans back on IR, season over

The Tennessee Titans on Friday placed running back Darrynton Evans on injured reserve for a second time this season.

The move ends the 2021 campaign for Evans, who is nursing a knee injury.

Evans, 23, sat out the team’s first six games with a knee injury before being activated ahead of Tennessee’s 27-3 romp of the Kansas City Chiefs. He had two rushes for seven yards and two receptions for 11 yards on Sunday. He also participated in two plays on special teams.

Evans has 16 carries for 61 yards and four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in six career games. He was selected by the Titans in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Appalachian State.

Running back Jeremy McNichols serves as the primary backup to star Derrick Henry for the Titans (5-2), who visit the Indianapolis Colts (3-4) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (98) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Titans activate DE Simmons, put RB Evans on IR

The Tennessee Titans on Thursday activated defensive end Jeffery Simmons off the reserve/COVID-19 list and placed running back Darrynton Evans on injured reserve.

Simmons rejoins the 53-man roster and is ready to play Sunday when the Titans take on the Houston Texans.

Simmons is the latest Titan to be activated from reserve/COVID-19 list. Over the course of this week, the Titans have activated wide receivers Adam Humphries and Cameron Batson, cornerbacks Greg Mabin and Kristian Fulton, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson and long snapper Beau Brinkley off the list.

Simmons has 12 tackles, one sack, three quarterback hits, a fumble recovery and a tackle for loss in three games (all starts) this season. The Titans’ first-round pick in 2019 was enveloped in the coronavirus outbreak that hit the Titans, either testing positive or coming into contact with someone who had.

Evans left Tuesday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury. He’ll be eligible to return after three games. Evans missed the first two games of the season with injuries and has just 21 yards rushing on the season.

Starting wideout Corey Davis, tight end MyCole Pruitt and fullback Khari Blasingame from the 53-man roster currently remain on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Titans also designated safety Dane Cruikshank for return from injured reserve. That opens a three-week window for him to practice and be activated.

–Field Level Media