Jahri Evans Signs with Seattle Seahawks

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans (73) is shown during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. The Buffalo Bills are turning their attention to veteran offensive guard Jahri Evans in the event they lose starter Richie Incognito in free agency. The Bills announced they were meeting with Evans on Monday, March 7, 2016, not long after the unsigned free agent posted a picture of Buffalo's downtown harbor on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
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After 10 years with the New Orleans Saints, free-agent guard Jahri Evans has found a new home, as the Seattle Seahawks announced they have signed the former All-Pro guard.

On Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN, citing a source, reported Evans "had a good visit" with the Seattle Seahawks.

After the Saints selected him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, Evans was a consistent contributor on the team's offensive line.

In his decade in New Orleans, he missed just seven games, five of which came last season, when he needed arthroscopic knee surgery after Week 2.

Throughout his time with the Saints, Evans helped quarterback Drew Brees feel comfortable in the pocket, as Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate noted in February.

"He was, for quite some time, one of the better guards in the NFL," Underhill wrote. "And with the way Drew Brees likes to climb the pocket, it was a necessity to have a player of Evans’ caliber keeping things clean for the quarterback."

He earned a trip to six Pro Bowls, was a four-time first-team All-Pro and helped New Orleans win Super Bowl XLIV.

        

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

 

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