The Seahawks had veteran free agent guard Jahri Evans in for a visit Friday. But he has yet to sign and it remains unclear if he will.
As had been widely reported would happen, veteran free agent guard Jahri Evans visited the Seahawks on Friday.
But as of Friday night, there was no deal and it remained unclear if there would be one.
Evans, who turns 33 later this month, is a veteran of 10 seasons with the Saints. He was released earlier this year after refusing to renegotiate his contract to take a pay cut.
He has been a free agent since.
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It’s thought the Seahawks have a deal on the table for Evans that is likely one year and for nowhere close to the three-year, $18 million deal he had with the Saints before being released with two years remaining. It would likely be a pretty low-risk deal for the Seahawks.
As for Evans’ role, the initial reports led to a lot of speculation that if he were to sign it might lead to other players being moved, specifically Germain Ifedi potentially being tried at right tackle. But it’s thought that Evans would likely come expected to add to the competition at guard and not necessarily with an expectation that he would be considered an immediate starter.
Meaning, basically, he wouldn’t be signed with a thought of making other moves to accommodate him — it’s worth remembering that Evans was released in February and hasn’t been in an off-season program or training camp since.