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Saints bringing back veteran guard Jahri Evans

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The Saints continue to churn their roster the week of the opener, with roster moves they could have made months ago.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints are filling the roster spot created by waiving quarterback Garrett Grayson by bringing back guard Jahri Evans.

The Saints let Evans go for salary cap reasons this offseason, and he had some workouts and a short stint in Seahawks camp. But other than saving the money, not much has changed for the 33-year-old blocker.

The Saints brought him back yesterday for a workout, at which point they realized they could use him after all.

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8 Responses to “Saints bringing back veteran guard Jahri Evans”
  1. jackedupboonie says: Sep 7, 2016 11:44 AM

    Anyone else feel like the Saints are rebuilding their team with toothpicks glue and duct tape?

  2. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2016 11:48 AM

    The Saints continue to churn their roster the week of the opener, with roster moves they could have made months ago.
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    Most of these players have been in camp with other teams… Nice try tho

  3. bassplucker says: Sep 7, 2016 12:13 PM

    Awkward to be sure, but when neither side has options sometimes strange thing happen.

  4. bigphillyg82 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:23 PM

    This ended up working out well for the Saints. They still get Evans on the roster by week 1, but don’t have to pay him nearly what he would have cost in the offseason. He decided to test the free agency market and he did not end up with any big contracts. Saints also need help at guard. Good move for both sides.

  5. campcre3k says: Sep 7, 2016 12:23 PM

    It’s like the saints want to rebuild but they can’t because Drew Brees is still there and asking for a lot of money.

  6. xenova1 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:37 PM

    It was sad that they had to let him go in the first place but it is also sad that there are minimum salary requirements for veteran players who actually lose their value when they reach a certain age. I haven’t seen the new contract but this might have been the Saints’ plan or wish all along. Cut him and get him back at a lower salary after another team saw no use for him.

  7. xenova1 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:40 PM

    He initially reused to take a pay cut of his $8.1 million salary. It’ll be interesting to see how for much he resigned

  8. madddogg365 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:27 PM

    It still helps Brees out the most. Brees gets an All-Pro O-lineman & he gets paid because he is getting money from a cut 3rd string QB & Evans paycut. #TitheToBreesus

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