Jahri Evans wants to play in 2018, but isn’t in a rush to sign

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Jahri Evans signed with the Packers in late April last year and started 14 games at right guard for Green Bay in his 12th NFL season before becoming a free agent last month.

Evans hasn’t been linked with any teams so far this offseason, but that’s not because he’s planning to walk off into the sunset. Evans told Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he wants to play in 2018 and that he’s keeping the door open to a return to Green Bay while noting that he’s not in a hurry to sign with any team.

“I’m not opposed to coming back to Green Bay,” Evans said. “I loved my last year in Green Bay. Green Bay was great. I loved the coaching staff, I loved the locker room. I loved the organization, the community. It was awesome. It was a great fit for me. My goal is, I wanted to win another Super Bowl. I still do. So that’s my focus right now. But, you know, it’s still early. We’re sitting in the first week of April right now. So it’s very early.”

The Packers have talked about having Justin McCray, Lucas Patrick and a potential draft pick compete for the job at right guard, but could change their plans once they see everyone on the field. Evans would likely be able to get up to speed quickly if that’s how things play out and his experience would likely serve him well when it comes to acclimating to any team that might want to add him at some point down the road.

27 responses to “Jahri Evans wants to play in 2018, but isn’t in a rush to sign

  1. I’d be happy to have him back, he played well.

    .. still scratch my head why the Seahawks cut him in 2016. Says a lot about their program.

  2. Can’t imagine why he hasn’t signed with the vikings yet. According to the viking fans that post on this site, every free agent in the league is jumping over each other to sign with them. And, as history has shown over and over again, the vikings will go after any former Packer they can get their hands on. Add to that the vikings’ horrifically bad o-line, it would seem like a perfect match.

  3. There you have it folks. Border is your average Packers fan.
    1. The exodus of former packers to minnesota has slowed to a trickle. Heck, your last former #1 pick Jones ,was not good enough to beat out 2 guys we just let go.

    2. Minnesota isn’t in the habit of signing 36 year old past their prime players.

    3. Horrific o line? In 2015-16, maybe. Not now.

    Average packer fan. Dumb.Lazy. Fat.

    The old packer fan adage is, if you can’t find any facts, just make something up. What a dope you are.

  4. These Viking fans better pray Anthony Barr gets another opportunity to lay a dirty hit on Aaron Rodgers this year.

    Otherwise, the dream season they just experienced (and wasted), where EVERYTHING went their way – from lack of injuries, to lucky breaks, to favorable calls, to opponents losing key players – will NOT be repeated in 2018. A 3rd place finish is much more likely;

  5. billtetley53 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm
    There you have it folks. Border is your average Packers fan.
    1. The exodus of former packers to minnesota has slowed to a trickle. Heck, your last former #1 pick Jones ,was not good enough to beat out 2 guys we just let go.

    2. Minnesota isn’t in the habit of signing 36 year old past their prime players.

    3. Horrific o line? In 2015-16, maybe. Not now.

    Average packer fan. Dumb.Lazy. Fat.

    The old packer fan adage is, if you can’t find any facts, just make something up. What a dope you are.

    1.You still signed him. Point proven

    2. Brett Favre (1 good year and fell of the planet for you) won nothing. Terrance Newman?

    3. Your O-line last year was blessed with a QB that extended plays with his feet and got out of a lot of sacks and you still let him walk to win the offseason free agent frenzy, congrats. If you were a real fan of your team you would realize your OL is not much better than 2 years ago.

    Average Viking fan, Uneducated, drunk, and somehow thinks the rest of the league owes them something when they have indeed won nothing.

    The old Viking adage is, if you can’t win anything, minimize everything the other teams due in a futile effort to remain relevant.

    You are not relevant.

  6. Evans sure was great those years with the Saints, and has made a ton of dough. Makes you wonder why he is still trying to hang on.

  7. Otherwise, the dream season they just experienced (and wasted), where EVERYTHING went their way – from lack of injuries,
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    Minnesota lost it starting QB for all but 1 game and its starting RB for most of the season among other injuries. It just seems like there were not any injuries to Packer fans because when they lost their QB the rest of the team was such garbage the season went in tank.

    In fact Zimmer has only had his intended starting QB for 20 of his 64 games in Minnesota yet he has a 609 Winning percentage. Take away Mike McEatsLotsOfCheese’s intended starting QB for those amounts of games and he would be fired he would lose so many games.

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Minnesota lost it starting QB for all but 1 game and its starting RB for most of the season among other injuries. It just seems like there were not any injuries to Packer fans because when they lost their QB the rest of the team was such garbage the season went in tank.

    In fact Zimmer has only had his intended starting QB for 20 of his 64 games in Minnesota yet he has a 609 Winning percentage. Take away Mike McEatsLotsOfCheese’s intended starting QB for those amounts of games and he would be fired he would lose so many games.
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    It’s funny how you keep whining that Packer fans think they’re better than you.

    In all fairness to Packer fans…………it doesn’t appear to take a lot.

  9. The Packers are in cap hell. They can’t offer good money to anyone. Except washed up TEs.
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    The thing Ted did best, as well as Russ Ball; they managed their cap to perfection, and never lost a player they intended to retain.

    The Packers problem is, they had 3 really bad drafts and the roster is as thin as its been, perhaps since Ron Wolf took over.

  10. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    April 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    These Viking fans better pray Anthony Barr gets another opportunity to lay a dirty hit on Aaron Rodgers this year.

    Otherwise, the dream season they just experienced (and wasted), where EVERYTHING went their way – from lack of injuries, to lucky breaks, to favorable calls, to opponents losing key players – will NOT be repeated in 2018. A 3rd place finish is much more likely;
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    Does that mean the Vikings won’t lose their starting QB and RB for the season? That’s good to know that will NOT be repeated in 2018.

  11. Liberalsruineverything says:
    April 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm
    Does that mean the Vikings won’t lose their starting QB and RB for the season? That’s good to know that will NOT be repeated in 2018.
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    The Viking offense finished in the top ten, including a rushing game that finished #7. The Viking defense finished #1. Keenum had a QBR of 98.3 and a TD:INT ratio of 3:1. If you’re interested in what likely won’t be repeated, start here.

  12. Stella:

    Dalvin Cook played only a few games. How does the rush game not improve with him back?

    The defense brings every starter back, how does that not stay close to even?

    I agree with your last point.Keenum likely doesn’t repeat that stat line. Luckily, that is Denvers problem.

    Lol. You think you’re better than other ananonymous fans….ugh… that says so much about you. I actually pity you.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2018 at 8:03 am

    The Viking offense finished in the top ten, including a rushing game that finished #7. The Viking defense finished #1. Keenum had a QBR of 98.3 and a TD:INT ratio of 3:1. If you’re interested in what likely won’t be repeated, start here.
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    How do you know! Can you see the future? Does the Vikings offense get better or worse. How bout the defense!! Please tell me!’…………

  14. Liberalsruineverything says:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:00
    How do you know! Can you see the future? Does the Vikings offense get better or worse. How bout the defense!! Please tell me!’…………
    ////////////////////////

    You’re right. I don’t know. But I’m glad to learn my words aren’t being wasted and somebody is paying attention.

  15. Liberalsruineverything says:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:00 am
    stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2018 at 8:03 am

    The Viking offense finished in the top ten, including a rushing game that finished #7. The Viking defense finished #1. Keenum had a QBR of 98.3 and a TD:INT ratio of 3:1. If you’re interested in what likely won’t be repeated, start here.
    ——————————————

    How do you know! Can you see the future? Does the Vikings offense get better or worse. How bout the defense!! Please tell me!’…………

    \\\\\\\\

    Based on the body of evidence in the last two games, the viking defense may very well struggle this year. The Saints and Eagles ran through it like it wasn’t there. Sometimes the league catches up with scheme and lays a blueprint for how to beat a scheme. I wouldn’t go and proclaim an overbearing level of talent in Minnesota. Good but not a Baltimore Raven or Bucs D from the 2000’s. Not even as good as the Denver D a few years ago.

    The offense really is a question mark due to your QB. If he’s not highly successful, none of the rest really matters. Keenum would have at least been something to build on. Cousins is a relative unknown yet.

    So yeah, why wouldn’t anyone but a die hard fan have some reservation about crowning this team already. It may come together, but teams with a lot of free agents rarely put a Lombardi on the shelf.

  16. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:00
    How do you know! Can you see the future? Does the Vikings offense get better or worse. How bout the defense!! Please tell me!’…………
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    You’re right. I don’t know. But I’m glad to learn my words aren’t being wasted and somebody is paying attention.

    Where is Packer’s President Mark Murphy going to guarantee a Packer’s trip to the Super Bowl to thousands of cheering Packer’s owners this preseason?

    😀 :O

  17. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    Where is Packer’s President Mark Murphy going to guarantee a Packer’s trip to the Super Bowl to thousands of cheering Packer’s owners this preseason?
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    If personal predictions were guarantees, the Vikings would win the SuperBowl every year.

  18. “ My goal is, I wanted to win another Super Bowl”

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    Translation: I’m not signing with the pack.

  19. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    April 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    Where is Packer’s President Mark Murphy going to guarantee a Packer’s trip to the Super Bowl to thousands of cheering Packer’s owners this preseason?
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    If personal predictions were guarantees, the Vikings would win the SuperBowl every year.

    /////////////////////////

    Been a Viking fan since 1970, never have I heard a Viking president predict a trip to the SB. So once again making up stuff.

  20. flviking says:
    April 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm
    Been a Viking fan since 1970, never have I heard a Viking president predict a trip to the SB. So once again making up stuff.
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    Me neither. Who said anything about a Viking president? Not me.

    So, once again, making stuff up.

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