The Seattle Seahawks have released guard Jahri Evans Friday, according to the latest reports. All NFL teams must trim their roster down to 53 players and the Seahawks let go of Evans, who signed a one-year deal with the club last month.
“Seahawks are cutting G Jahri Evans, sources said. Signed for $1m and change. Got $80k to sign,” Mike Garafalo of NFL Network stated on Twitter.
The only guaranteed part of Evans’ deal with the Seahawks was the $80,000 so it was an easy decision for Seattle.
Evans, 33, had good years with the New Orleans Saints, playing and starting 153 games from 2006 to 2015. He also made the NFL First Team All-Pro five times (2008 to 2012) in his career but the Saints released him last February.
Evans, who is a six-time NFL Pro Bowl team member (2009 to 2014), was part of the Super Bowl XLIV champion team with the Seahawks, which beat the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17 in the championship game that year.
Evans, who is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is coming off a knee surgery last year and played in just 11 games last season.
Evans battled against Mark Glowinski and German Ifedi for the starting guard position for the Seahawks. Seattle wanted to go younger with the spot by releasing Evans.
Evans was a good player but the Seahawks reportedly wants a more versatile player, and this was one of the reasons why the veteran was released.
The Seahawks also released veteran defensive tackle Sealver Siliga on Friday.
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