The New Orleans Saints opened up a roster spot when they released quarterback Garrett Grayson. They’re reportedly filling that void by reuniting with a long-time blocker.
The Saints are expected to bring back guard Jahri Evans, according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports it is a one-year deal. Evans has spent all 10 of his professional seasons with New Orleans, but was trying to make it with the Seattle Seahawks this summer after being cut by New Orleans as a cap-cutting move during the offseason. Evans was released by the Seahawks last week, opening up the opportunity for a reunion with the Saints.
Evans was expected to at least challenge for a starting job along an unimpressive Seahawks offensive line, but apparently didn’t perform well enough to merit a roster spot. He now returns to New Orleans where he is at least comfortable with the personnel and system in place.
Evans started only 11 games for New Orleans last year, which was only the second time during his career he didn’t start all 16 games in the trenches.