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Jahri Evans looking for a place to play in 2017

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Guard Jahri Evans was released by the Saints in February 2016 in a move designed to save New Orleans some money, but wound up back with the team after being released by the Seahawks at the end of the preseason.

He started every game for the Saints in his 11th season with the team, but another reunion seems unlikely after the team signed Larry Warford as a free agent this offseason. Shortly after that move, Evans sent out a tweet saying farewell to New Orleans but said during an appearance on NFL Network Thursday that he wasn’t saying farewell to the NFL.

“Not at all,” Evans said. “I had a good season last year. We did a lot of good things, and I’m just waiting for that phone call [in] the right situation. As long I’m playing at an elite level, I’ll still strap on that helmet and give it a go.”

At this point, Evans may be waiting for that call through the draft but he could wind up as a fit for a team that doesn’t find the help at guard they may want to add heading into the 2017 season.

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9 Responses to “Jahri Evans looking for a place to play in 2017”
  1. lildeucedeuce says: Apr 6, 2017 11:23 AM

    All the best to him

  2. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Apr 6, 2017 11:41 AM

    I mentioned this in a post about a month ago, right after TJ Lang signed with Detroit.
    Jahri would be good choice as depth for the Packers at Guard. I’m sure he would sign a 1 year deal at minimum.

  3. dbara43 says: Apr 6, 2017 11:48 AM

    Seahawks should sign him again. Big mistake letting him go last year.

  4. ahzroc says: Apr 6, 2017 11:55 AM

    I think the Saints will resign him.
    Quality depth , if nothing else.
    They were fortunate to get him back last season…

  5. finsphan says: Apr 6, 2017 11:59 AM

    Miami needs Guards, desperately. Wouldn’t doubt it if Miami brings him in for a look see after the draft depending on how it goes, if he’s still around. Of course that all depends on if Miami takes Lamp at 22.

  6. winningisabrees says: Apr 6, 2017 12:14 PM

    Stand up guy, leader, and no drama ever. Late round pick out of Bloomsburg, played every down every year for 10 years. He was part of that epic 2006 draft sean payton had.

  7. arzcardinals says: Apr 6, 2017 1:54 PM


    WE need ya!

  8. patjvike says: Apr 6, 2017 2:54 PM

    Amazing the Vikings have not shown any interest that I know about.. Rick???

  9. balt88 says: Apr 8, 2017 3:08 PM

    I’m not sure if there is any other QB in the league that has the pocket awareness of Drew Brees.

    Because of this is the Saints are able to utilize some OL that won’t work out as well for other teams.

    The fact that the Seahawks cut Evans where the Saints were able to use him very successfully the entire season speaks to this.

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