Jahri Evans received a one-year deal at just over $1 million with $80,000 guaranteed, confirming that his contract makes him far from a sure thing to make the Seahawks.
New Seahawks offensive guard Jahri Evans received a one-year deal at just over $1 million with $80,000 guaranteed, confirming that his contract makes him far from a sure thing to make the team.
The 32-year-old signed a deal worth $1.065 million, according to ESPN, and includes a clause that if he is injured he can be released and receive a split salary of $478,000.
Evans worked as the third-team left guard in practice on Tuesday as the team eases him into its system. Evans played right guard during his 10 years with the Saints, when he made six straight Pro Bowls and was four times an All-NFL pick. But the Seahawks want to see if he has the versatility to play both spots, with the potential of maybe serving as a swing backup.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Sunday said Evans would have to compete for a starting job and playing time, and the contract suggests the team has not made a financial investment indicating it expects Evans to immediately start.
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“You know, he’s been sitting at home and we’ve got a pretty good clip here, so we’ll see how it works out,” Carroll said. “I think it’s a really interesting opportunity for us to bring him in. He’s not been told he’s the starter or anything like that, he’s been brought in to compete, hoping he’ll add to the level of our play.”