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Saints bring in a slew of players for workouts, including Jahri Evans

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 03:   Jahri Evans #73 of the New Orleans Saints in action against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Saints kicked off their offseason by releasing veteran guard Jahri Evans, who eventually went on to sign with the Seahawks before getting cut at the end of the summer.

That leaves Evans as a free agent looking for work, a quest that brought him back to New Orleans on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the Saints worked out Evans as part of a session that featured numerous familiar names in search of homes for the 2016 season.

The Saints have struggled to find the right combination on the interior of their line with 2015 first-round pick Andrus Peat, Tim Lelito and Senio Kelemete among the options. Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports that Khalif Barnes, who was cut by the Saints over the weekend, was also part of the workout.

Wide receiver Rueben Randle, most recently of the Eagles, took part as well and Underhill adds long snappers Aaron Brewer and Thomas Gafford; offensive linemen Mike Liedtke and Bryce Harris; cornerbacks Darrin Walls, B.W. Webb and Sterling Moore; and wide receivers Nate Washington and Greg Little to the list.

Some of those workouts are likely about updating emergency lists, although the Saints have already made some changes to their 53-man roster so some players at the bottom of it could be in danger of losing their jobs.

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11 Responses to “Saints bring in a slew of players for workouts, including Jahri Evans”
  1. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Sep 6, 2016 6:13 PM

    The Saints are the Oprah of NFL football teams…You get a roster spot for a day, You get a roster spot for a day, Everyone gets a roster spot for a day!

  2. babyjunkie says: Sep 6, 2016 6:29 PM


  3. bassplucker says: Sep 6, 2016 6:52 PM

    I’m sure that wasn’t awkward.

  4. bigdogsolec says: Sep 6, 2016 7:24 PM

    work out players that were already on your roster ? makes no since , you should already know what there like

  5. MichaelEdits says: Sep 6, 2016 7:32 PM

    Which is larger, a slew or a passel?

  6. saintswillwin says: Sep 6, 2016 7:46 PM

    Evans was released because his contract would have been $3.1 million against the salary cap.

    The Saints can re-sign him for less money!

  7. ariani1985 says: Sep 6, 2016 7:47 PM

    Did Loomis possibilities of a bounty on his head factor?

  8. silentcount says: Sep 6, 2016 9:35 PM

    For the most part, the Saints have a good core group of starters set. They’re now just adding some insurance on backups in case of injuries… and one of those backups could move to a starter on the offensive line, but not an absolute must.

  9. jfcol says: Sep 6, 2016 10:35 PM

    I smell the stench of desperation in that foul city.

  10. sayly75 says: Sep 7, 2016 6:09 AM

    Jahri Evans couldn’t make the team in Seattle even tho Seattle needed OLine was because the guy can’t play anywhere else but RG. They tried him at LG guard couldn’t play worth crap, they knew he couldn’t play Tackle so he lost out at LG to an Undrafted second year man. They won’t keep a guy who will make millions just to sit on the bench especially when it won’t hurt Seattle’s cap space.

  11. iknoweverything2 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:02 PM

    Every year all I see is people posting how the Saints or “AINTS” can’t sign this person, their stupid, they suck etc. Well they will be getting a guy back on the line that knows the system, has chemistry with his QB and is about to make a lot less money than he originally would have. All they need is some line help, that’s it

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