Lee Evans can't say for sure whether he will be back on the field Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens face the Cincinnati Bengals in a showdown for first place in the AFC North.
The speedy wide receiver does know this much: He's sick of watching games from the sideline.
Obtained in a preseason trade with the Buffalo Bills, Evans was supposed to give the Ravens the deep threat they've been lacking for years. The eight-year pro played in the first two games, but has missed the last seven with a left ankle injury.
Evans knows he has to be patient, but says it ''hasn't been an easy process.'' He's optimistic about returning Sunday, although he expects his status to be a game-time decision.
Evans has only two catches this season.