Lee Evans Bolting To Baltimore

August 12, 2011 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News


Lee Evans Bolting To Baltimore

August 12, 2011 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM EDT

( ESPN.com / Buffalo Bills release ) ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills have announced the team has traded WR Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Channel 7's Jeff Russo talked with Evans from his home, with comments from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter broke this story on Friday.

The Bills will get a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft from Baltimore.

Evans, considered a high-value vertical threat, had said this week that trade talks were just a part of the game.

"It's not a whole lot I can focus on because I have no control," Evans said Thursday. "My main goal is to do everything in my power to help this team win. That's what my focus is more so than anything."

With two years left on his contract, Evans said he hadn't asked for a trade.

Selected in the first round of the 2004 draft out of Wisconsin, Evans is the longest active-serving member of the Bills offense (not including kicker Rian Lindell), and the unquestioned leader of the team's young group of receivers.

Evans has surpassed 1,000 yards receiving twice, with his best season coming in 2006, when he had 82 catches for 1,292 yards and eight touchdowns.

Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo will have the latest on Channel 7's Eyewitness News and online at wkbw.com.

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