Patriots
Signed as a free agent on Nov. 1, Evans has served a dual role with the team, filling in as a runner, while also playing some fullback. He finished the season with 192 rushing yards on 51 carries (3.8 avg.), with big games against the Dolphins (84) and Saints (74). He’s been quiet since and was inactive for the team’s wild-card round win over the Jaguars.
Smash-mouth role:
Heath Evans
Signed as a free agent on Nov. 1, Evans has served a dual role with the team, filling in as a runner, while also playing some fullback. He finished the season with 192 rushing yards on 51 carries (3.8 avg.), with big games against the Dolphins (84) and Saints (74). He’s been quiet since and was inactive for the team’s wild-card round win over the Jaguars.
(Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)