Evan Baylis
No. 49 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-18) November 18, 1993 (age 27)
Fishers, Indiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Grandview (Aurora, Colorado)
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2017)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Evan Baylis (born November 18, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon and was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers.

Early years

Baylis played high school football at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado. He caught 33 passes for 456 yards and 6 touchdowns his junior year, earning Colorado All-League 5A Creek First Team honors on offense as an H-back and Honorable Mention All-State recognition. He caught 24 passes for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns his senior season while also recording 108 tackles and 8 sacks as a linebacker. As a senior, he was named All-League 5A Creek First Team at tight end/fullback, All-Colorado First Team on defense and 2011 5A All-State First Team at linebacker.[1]

College career

Baylis played for the Oregon Ducks of the University of Oregon from 2013 to 2016. He was redshirted in 2012.[1] He caught four passes for 71 yards in 2013.[2] Baylis caught 15 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown in 2014, including five catches for 25 yards in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship.[2][3] He caught 16 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown in 2015. He caught nine passes for 68 yards and one touchdown in 2016. Baylis caught 44 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns during his college career.[2]

Professional career

Baylis was rated the 50th best tight end in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[4]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5½ in 244 lb 4.87 s 1.69 s 2.82 s 4.39 s 7.23 s 29 in 9 ft 6 in 17 reps

Houston Texans

After going undrafted, Baylis signed with the Houston Texans on May 12, 2017.[5] He was waived by the Texans on September 2 and signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[6][7] Prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 14, Texans tight ends C. J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson were all in the concussion protocol.[8] As a result, Baylis was promoted to the active roster on September 13, 2017, and made his NFL debut as the only active tight end.[9][10] He was waived by the Texans on September 20.[11]

Indianapolis Colts

On October 3, 2017, Baylis was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad, but was waived four days later.[12][13]

Carolina Panthers

On October 31, 2017, Baylis was signed to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on January 8, 2018.[15]

On August 31, 2018, Baylis was waived by the Panthers.[16]

Green Bay Packers

On December 26, 2018, Baylis was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad.[17] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on December 31, 2018.[18]

On August 31, 2019, Baylis was waived by the Packers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[19][20]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Evan Baylis". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/evan-baylis-1.html. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  3. "CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PRES. BY AT&T". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=400610325. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named draft
  5. "OFFICIAL: Texans sign 20 college free agents". May 12, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018232918/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/OFFICIAL-Texans-sign-20-college-free-agents/0ce73e00-7f22-4739-a09e-8882b2f04f88. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
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  7. "Texans add nine to the practice squad". September 2, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018233122/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-add-nine-to-the-practice-squad/598a55ef-7656-4f98-9bda-c58a9a118640. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  8. Arnold, Geoffrey, C. (September 12, 2017). "Ex-Duck TE Evan Baylis expected to be promoted to Houston Texans active roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20171018234903/http://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/2017/09/ex-duck_te_evan_baylis_expecte.html. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  9. "Transactions: Texans sign Evan Baylis". September 13, 2017. https://www.houstontexans.com/news/transactions-texans-sign-evan-baylis-19365946. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  10. Risdon, Jeff (September 21, 2017). "Evan Baylis release is good sign for Ryan Griffin to play in Week 3". https://web.archive.org/web/20171018234904/http://texanswire.usatoday.com/2017/09/21/evan-baylis-release-is-good-sign-for-ryan-griffin-to-play-in-week-3/. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  11. "Transactions: Texans sign Johnthan Banks". September 20, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170923115513/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-sign-Johnthan-Banks/48b68a1b-dd8f-42ab-87d9-f99ce7ed6a0a. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  12. "Colts Sign OL Kalis, Person; Place Bond on IR". October 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018235451/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Sign-OL-Kalis-Person-Place-Bond-On-IR/ef895438-5ef6-415b-b08e-5935dc7c61d0. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  13. "Roster Move: Colts Sign TE Mo Alie-Cox Back To Practice Squad". October 7, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018235450/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Roster-Move-Colts-Sign-TE-Mo-Alie-Cox-Back-To-Practice-Squad/d7449cbe-2988-4442-bd63-c5c38eeb869c. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  14. "Panthers sign TE Evan Baylis to practice squad". October 31, 2017. https://247sports.com/Bolt/Carolina-Panthers-sign-tight-end-Evan-Baylis-to-practice-squad-r-109762366.
  15. Strickland, Bryan (January 8, 2018). "Notes: Jonathan Stewart among vets vested in returning". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Notes-Jonathan-Stewart-among-vets-vested-in-returning/a185b3f6-4d3e-4ecc-8c97-39bf67b4fe59.
  16. Henson, Max (August 31, 2018). "Panthers announce first wave of cuts". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-announce-first-wave-of-cuts.
  17. "Packers sign TE Evan Baylis to practice squad". December 26, 2018. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-te-evan-baylis-to-practice-squad.
  18. "Packers sign 10 free agents". December 31, 2018. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-10-free-agents.
  19. "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. August 31, 2019. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-announce-roster-moves-x5219.
  20. "Packers sign 10 players to practice squad". Packers.com. September 1, 2019. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-10-players-to-practice-squad.

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