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Saints cut Jahri Evans

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The Saints released six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans Monday.

Evans was due $3 million if he was still on the roster on Wednesday. He was set to make $4.9 million in 2016.

Evans, 32, has been with the Saints since 2006 and started all 153 games he played. He took a pay cut after the 2014 season, his sixth straight Pro Bowl season. He started 11 games in 2015.

Evans joins Riley Cooper and William Moore as notable cuts on the first day teams can make roster transactions. The Saints also cut wide receiver Seantavius Jones, linebacker David Hawthorne and linebacker Ramon Humber.

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26 Responses to “Saints cut Jahri Evans”
  1. jchipwood says: Feb 8, 2016 5:05 PM

    Welcome to Miami.

  2. bassplucker says: Feb 8, 2016 5:07 PM

    Interesting to see if Ryan Pace calls on his Saints background and makes a play to bring him to Chicago. This guy was one of the best in the league at one point and the Bears need help at G since all indications are that Kyle Long is at T to stay.

  3. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 8, 2016 5:09 PM

    …………Evan Mathis will let you know it’s the BEST thing to happen to you….now you can join a Super Bowl contender and get another ring……

  4. fumblenuts says: Feb 8, 2016 5:13 PM

    The Seattle Seahawks should be all over this……

  5. eljefedelmundo says: Feb 8, 2016 5:27 PM

    Thank you Jahri, played like the champ you are!

  6. balt88 says: Feb 8, 2016 5:29 PM

    Jahri Evans has really declined as of late. Someone will give him a big payday based on his past performance but if there is one thing that the Saints know it’s o-line.

    Lots of teams have been burned signing former Saints o-linemen.

  7. willowy2k says: Feb 8, 2016 5:32 PM

    Welcome to Denver

  8. fanofpft says: Feb 8, 2016 5:38 PM

    Welcome to Miami.

    Then goodby Dallas Thomas.

  9. irishguy55 says: Feb 8, 2016 5:42 PM

    49ers!!! On line one!

  10. ariani1985 says: Feb 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    I hope drew gets an explanation!

  11. ebdug says: Feb 8, 2016 5:48 PM

    Hawthorne never should have been in the NFL.

    Evans was still effective but his was a declining career, time to replace him with someone going the other way.

    There are 1000 Seantavius Jones out there.

    Letting Humber go was a mistake. Good motor for a backup right in the prime of his career. He’s good for anybody’s roster.

    Just one little mistake but the only way to be sure the team competes for the trophy is to make ZERO administrative mistakes. Team management doesn’t have a 350-lb lineman crashing down on them, they have the time to make the right moves.

  12. neworleansnice says: Feb 8, 2016 6:07 PM

    Mr.Evans has always been one of the really good men of the game. He has played stellar for the Saints and has been one of the best, in the locker room, and the community. Hoping, somehow , they find a way to re-sign him!! He will always, always be appreciated by Saints’ fans for all he’s brought to the franchise and the fans!!!

  13. nomad57 says: Feb 8, 2016 6:09 PM

    Time is catching the once great Jahri, but he is still an adequate lineman. Thanks and good luck !

  14. mongo3401 says: Feb 8, 2016 6:20 PM

    Miami will sign him. The place players go to get paid and relax in their final years in the game. He used to be a “buzz word ” for Olineman. Therefore Tannenbaum will pay him, Ross will proclaim a victory and Ryan Tannehill will have to increase the amount of his injury insurance. Perfect fit.

  15. kfoyo808 says: Feb 8, 2016 6:41 PM

    Evans is a Philly guy. Low dollar guarantee, incentive laden deal. Eagles need 2 guards.

  16. levanderwilliams says: Feb 8, 2016 6:43 PM

    The Eagles need to sign this guy ASAP! They need all the help they can get on the O line.

  17. bucsorbust says: Feb 8, 2016 7:05 PM

    Good prospect for the Bucs if Logan Mankins does not come back for another year or two. Good experience to play alongside Ali Marpet is Logon decides to retire. $3 million is chump change for the Bucs at that position.

  18. billbrasky72 says: Feb 8, 2016 7:17 PM

    I don’t get why these guys can get cut, but Manziel can’t until March 9th.

  19. phillyjag says: Feb 8, 2016 7:51 PM

    Come to Jacksonville with a young & soon to be very potent offense. We’ll fix the defense this offseason

  20. firerogergoodell says: Feb 8, 2016 8:00 PM

    C’mon Rick Spielman! Perfect fit for the Vikings.

  21. Heath Dill says: Feb 8, 2016 8:07 PM

    “I don’t get why these guys can get cut, but Manziel can’t until March 9th.”

    Because the salary cap has rules about when seasons end and begin, and when certain cuts and signings can be made and what the cap ramifications are in each circumstance? This isn’t difficult.

  22. 87hollywoodhorn says: Feb 8, 2016 9:06 PM

    this dude has been the best interior lineman before. 2009 2011.
    but hes been pretty lacking past few years
    sad to see one of that stud 2006 haul go.

  23. ohand16 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:19 PM

    Steelers. That is all

  24. raiderapologist says: Feb 8, 2016 10:55 PM

    Still better than J’Marcus Webb. Or DJ Fluker.

  25. irkjames says: Feb 9, 2016 12:38 AM

    Nice another offensive linemen the Dolphins need but will ignore!

  26. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Feb 9, 2016 2:42 AM

    Heath Dill says:
    Feb 8, 2016 8:07 PM
    “I don’t get why these guys can get cut, but Manziel can’t until March 9th.”

    Because the salary cap has rules about when seasons end and begin, and when certain cuts and signings can be made and what the cap ramifications are in each circumstance? This isn’t difficult.
    ***********************************************

    Sure it’s not difficult. That is, if you’re a lawyer or an agent, who is fond of inventing nitpicking, pettifogging little distinctions between different player contracts. Otherwise, it’s difficult.

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