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Jahri Evans | Guard | #73

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 318
College: Bloomsburg
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (108) / NO
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Free agent OG Jahri Evans is visiting the Bills on Monday.
Evans, entering his age-33 season, was released by the Saints after refusing a pay cut last month. He should still have another year or two as a solid, stopgap starter. The Bills may view Evans as insurance should they not be able to re-sign free agent LG Richie Incognito, or Evans could serve as an upgrade on RG John Miller after he flopped badly as a third-round rookie. Mar 7 - 12:47 PM

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Free agent OG Jahri Evans refused a pay cut before his release from the Saints, and plans to continue playing in 2016.

"He's healthy and hungry and looking forward to the next chapter of his career," Evans' agent said. Evans has grown increasingly injury prone, while his effectiveness has waned going on age 33. He'll likely be penciled in as a starter wherever he ends up, but could have to cement his status in training camp.
Feb 11 - 5:03 PM

Saints released RG Jahri Evans.

The move saves $3.2 million in cap room. Evans, 32, had spent his entire career with the Saints, earning six Pro Bowl trips and four first-team All-Pro berths across ten seasons. Evans' body has begun to break down in recent years, however, most notably battling wrist and knee injuries. The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reported last March that the Bills had interest in trading for Evans, so perhaps we'll see him resurface in Buffalo. Evans is coming off an okay-not-great season in New Orleans. He should have one or two years left as a capable NFL starter.
Feb 8 - 4:52 PM

Saints declared G Jahri Evans, WR T.J. Graham, QB Garrett Grayson, OLB David Hawthorne, DE Phillip Hunt, DT John Jenkins and CB Chris Owens inactive for Week 14 against the Buccaneers.

Evans has now missed two straight games with an ankle injury. Tim Lelito will draw another start at right guard. Terron Armstead (knee), Delvin Breaux (hamstring), Brandin Cooks (concussion), Brian Dixon (abdomen), Dannell Ellerbe (hip), Bobby Richardson (hamstring), Willie Snead (calf) and Zach Strief (shoulder) are all active.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Saints RG Jahri Evans (knee scope) is expected to return for Thursday's game against the Falcons.

Evans underwent a scope after Week 2, and has missed the past three games. New Orleans' line has been struggling of late, but Evans hasn't been an above-average player since 2013. He turned 32 in August.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Saints RG Jahri Evans reportedly required a knee scope recently.

Evans missed Week 3 and was inactive Sunday night against Dallas. Evans' play has fallen off a cliff recently, so the Saints are likely hoping the procedure will help get him right. Evans should be considered week to week.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 09:11:00 PM

The Saints saved $4 million in salary-cap space by extending RG Jahri Evans.

Evans will make $18 million over the next three seasons, including $9.5 million guaranteed. He's now under contract through 2017, his age-34 season. Recovering from offseason wrist surgery, Evans is expected to be ready for OTAs.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Saints signed RG Jahri Evans to a one-year contract extension through 2017.

Evans was set to count $9.6 million against the cap this season, so this was likely only done to relieve some pressure there. He's now under contract through his age-34 season. The Saints were shopping both Evans and LG Ben Grubbs earlier this offseason before sending Grubbs to Kansas City. Evans is one of the league's top guards when healthy. He's recovering from offseason wrist surgery.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 11:55:00 AM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports the Bills had interest in trading for Saints RG Jahri Evans.

Buffalo is looking for a bookend to Richie Incognito after Chris Williams was a 2014 free-agent flop. Williams is a questionable fit in OC Greg Roman's power scheme and would save the Bills $2.5 million as a post-June cut. The Saints were shopping both Evans and LG Ben Grubbs before dealing Grubbs to the Chiefs.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:51:00 AM

The Saints may have to release RG Jahri Evans to make cap space for C.J. Spiller.

Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune says "something almost has to happen," and he predicts it will occur in the next 24 hours. As we've seen with Friday's Kenny Stills trade, Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks are the only players on the roster viewed as untouchable. Evans carries a $6.8 million base salary in 2015 and has been rumored as a cut candidate since the start of free agency.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 02:12:00 PM

ESPN reports Saints RG Jahri Evans remains a candidate for release.

Going on 32, Evans is coming off an ineffective 2014. Cutting him would create $5 million in cap space, but also leave behind $6 million in dead money. A restructure remains a possibility.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 01:30:00 PM

RG Jahri Evans faces an uncertain future with the Saints.

Evans, the Saints' starting right guard for the last nine seasons and a four-time first-team All-Pro, carries a $9.6M cap number in 2015. The cap-strapped Saints can't afford that number in addition to the $9.6M cap hit of left guard Ben Grubbs. So they are talking to Evans about a restructure as the threat of an outright cut looms.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Saints RG Jahri Evans underwent wrist surgery to repair a torn TFCC after the season.

Evans played through the tear the second half of the season, and his play was noticeably hampered by the injury. Evans gave up a league-worst 34 hurries as a pass protector among guards and was Pro Football Focus' second-worst pass-blocking guard in 2014. He was strong in the run game, however. Due $7.3 million in salary and bonuses with the Saints in a bad spot against the salary cap, Evans is a strong candidate for release or contract restructure this offseason.
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 08:25:00 PM

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

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

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