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Jahri Evans | Guard

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 318
College: Bloomsburg
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Saints RG Jahri Evans (ankle) is inactive for Week 12 against the Falcons.
Evans apparently got injured in Sunday's win over the 49ers. It's unclear if he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Tim Lelito will fill in against Atlanta. Evans has 11 days to get healthy for New Orleans' Week 13 Monday night showdown with the Seahawks. Thu, Nov 21, 2013 07:36:00 PM

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Saints RG Jahri Evans (hamstring) was a limited participant in Saturday's practice and is questionable for Week 4.

Evans didn't play a single snap despite being active last week. He should return to the starting lineup for Monday night's game against the Dolphins.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 04:46:00 PM

The Times-Picayune says RG Jahri Evans has been one of the most impressive players in Saints camp.

Evans has been a first-team All-Pro in each of the last four seasons, has never missed a start in his seven-year career and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 guard last year. He leads a Saints' offensive line that will at least be competent and could be an asset if Charles Brown holds his own at left tackle. We know they'll be strong inside.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 09:27:00 AM

The Saints restructured RG Jahri Evans' contract, slashing his base salary from $7.2 million to "roughly" $3 million.

As is typical, the missing $4.2 million in salary should be turned into a "signing bonus" that pro-rates over the final four years of Evans' deal. It frees up roughly $3 million in 2013 cap space.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Saints interim coach Joe Vitt expects OG Jahri Evans (knee surgery) and LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) to be limited during OTAs.

Vilma, who is appealing his year-long suspension for his role in the bounty scandal, is apparently still rehabbing from the knee injury that limited him for most of 2011. Evans previously insisted his arthroscopic surgery was "minor," and wouldn't hold him out of OTAs. It's unclear if he'll be 100 percent for training camp.
Tue, May 15, 2012 11:00:00 AM

Saints RG Jahri Evans has restructured his contract.

Evans agreed to turn "most" of his 2012 salary into a signing bonus, which will prorate its cap hit over the final five years of his contract. The move clears roughly $2 million in cap space for the Saints, who are "around" $8 million under the projected 2012 cap.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 11:07:00 AM

Saints RG Jahri Evans will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this offseason.

The procedure is said to be "minor," and Evans insists it won't keep him out of any offseason workouts. Evans is coming off his third straight first-team All-Pro selection, and he still has not missed a start in his career, stringing together 96 consecutively. All of his starts have been at right guard.
Thu, Feb 2, 2012 08:40:00 AM

Saints RG Jahri Evans has been flagged for a league-high eight holding calls this season, and his 11 overall penalties are tied for second most in the NFL.

Evans and the Saints think he's being picked on, as the guard says after reviewing film that only two of the calls were warranted. Despite all the penalties, Evans has maintained his high level of play, as coach Sean Payton says he has graded consistently high in his weekly assignments.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 10:36:00 AM

Saints agreed to terms with RG Jahri Evans on a seven-year, $56.7 million contract.

Averaging $8.1 million annually, the deal makes Evans the richest guard in NFL history. A four-year starter without a single missed game in his career, Evans earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2009. According to Pro Football Focus' metrics, he was the league's best all-around guard and No. 2 run-blocking interior lineman, behind only Jets C Nick Mangold. The new contract puts Evans under control through his age-34 season. Guards have lengthy shelf lives, so it looks to be a worthwhile investment for both sides.
Wed, May 5, 2010 01:54:00 PM

The player rep for restricted free agent RG Jahri Evans says he's had "positive" and "meaningful" discussions with the Saints about a long-term extension for his client.

Still unsigned, Evans isn't attending the Saints' voluntary offseason program, although the agent wouldn't rule him out from showing up in the near future. Evans is currently working out and staying in shape in Philadelphia.
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 04:38:00 PM

Despite an earlier report to the contrary, beat writer Mike Triplett insists no long-term deal with RG Jahri Evans appears imminent.

Both sides are interested in an extension, though "there is no immediate pressure on either side to reach a quick agreement." Evans has emerged as arguably the best guard in the NFL, so the Saints will likely complete a deal this offseason.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 12:33:00 PM

The Saints are "on the verge" of making restricted free agent G Jahri Evans one of the highest paid guards in NFL history, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Evans was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2009 and a key to the Saints' Super Bowl run. He was tendered at the first- and third-round level while the two sides talk out a long-term deal, which should be completed shortly.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 10:17:00 AM

The Saints have extended a first- and third-round tender to restricted free agent RG Jahri Evans.

The sides are working on a long-term deal, but New Orleans had to make this move before the March 4 deadline to ensure Evans wouldn't become an unrestricted free agent. Evans, 26, was a 2009 first-team All-Pro selection.
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 09:02:00 PM

The Saints are closing in on a long-term deal with restricted free agent RG Jahri Evans, according to ESPN's Len Pasquarelli.

Evans has become one of the best guards in the game and is in line for a big payday. The Saints have until Thursday to work out a deal or tender Evans.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 10:59:00 AM

The Saints have not yet extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent RG Jahri Evans.

The team announced that 13 of the 18 potential RFAs received qualifying offers, but Evans was not on the list of those with an offer. The team has until next Thursday to apply the tender, so it's likely that long-term talks are in the works.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 06:09:00 PM

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