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April 6, 2018 05:52 PM
Jahri Evans: Willing to return to Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans has stayed in contact with the Packers this offseason and is willing to return to Green Bay for the 2018 season, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports.

The Packers signed Evans last offseason after the team lost T.J. Lang to the Lions. The 34-year-old veteran proved to be a solid signing for Green Bay, considering Evans was one of its most consistent linemen, starting the first 14 games of the season before bruising his knee and sitting out the final two contests once the Packers were eliminated from playoff contention. There's been no indication the bruised knee is still a problem; rather, it's likely the Packers are waiting until after the draft before deciding whether to bring him back for another season.

January 31, 2018 07:40 PM
Packers' Jahri Evans: Mulling retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (knee) will consider retirement this offseason, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports.

Evans, who missed the final two games of the 2017 season with what he described as a knee "contusion," will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year. Playing on a one-year deal with the Packers this past season, the 34-year-old vet finished as Pro Football Focus' 34th-highest-graded offensive guard out of 80 qualifiers.

December 29, 2017 01:08 PM
Packers' Jahri Evans: Out again in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Evans will be sidelined a second straight week with his knee injury. He played every snap in the 14 games he appeared in for the Packers, but he will turn 35 prior to the 2018 campaign and signed just a one-year deal with the Packers last offseason, so it remains to be seen if he will return to Green Bay.

December 23, 2017 07:28 PM
Packers' Jahri Evans: Inactive for Saturday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (knee) is listed as inactive for Saturday's game against the Vikings.

Evans will miss his first game since becoming a Packer in the offseason. In his place, Justin McCray will likely slot in at right guard.

September 21, 2017 05:56 PM
Packers' Jahri Evans: All clear for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports

Evans suffered the groin injury in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, but it apparently isn't a concern heading into the upcoming Week 3 matchup with the Bengals. He should reclaim his role as the Packers' starting right guard.

September 18, 2017 01:48 AM
Packers' Jahri Evans: Injures groin Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans injured his groin during Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Falcons.

The extent of Evans' injury isn't clear. His participation in practice this week will hopefully shed more light on his availability for Week 3.

April 27, 2017 11:56 AM
Packers' Jahri Evans: Signs with Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Evans signed a contract with the Packers on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Evans spent the first 11 years of his career with the Saints, starting 169 of 176 games in that span while earning six Pro Bowl nods. Though he's seen his play decline a bit in the last two seasons, the 33-year-old Evans will likely enter training camp as the leading candidate to replace T.J. Lang as a starter at guard after Lang signed with the Lions back in March.

July 10, 2015 09:59 AM
Saints guard Jahri Evans took pay cut to secure future with team
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Saints guard Jahri Evans reworked his contract this offseason to secure his future with the team, per

Evans, who is entering his 10th season in the NFL, took pay cuts in 2015 and 2016, but also added an extra year to his contract, something he valued in the process.

"It worked out in the end. You know, it's part of the business, obviously. And I'm glad to be here," Evans said.

Evans said he was happy head coach Sean Payton kept the line of communication with him active throughout the process.

"So that was very great, and I was pleased with that," said Evans, who added, "I still had two years under contract, so I never saw myself not being here."

June 1, 2015 03:10 PM
Saints extend contract of guard Jahri Evans
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

 The Saints announced Wednesday they extended the contract of offensive guard Jahri Evans by one year.

The Saints were hoping to rework his contract to create more cap space. Evans has started all but two games for the Saints over the last nine seasons.

June 1, 2015 03:12 PM
Saints to start Jahri Evans, Tim Lelito at guard in 2015
by R.J. White |

Saints coach Sean Payton said at the annual NFL meeting that he doesn't think the moves the team has made this offseason have opened any holes in the starting lineup, indicating specifically that Tim Lelito would join Jahri Evans as the team's starting guards after the departure of Ben Grubbs, reports.

"Those aren’t holes," Payton said about losing Grubbs and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. "We’re not moving a player if we feel like there’s no…we feel like we have a pretty good idea of how everything is lining up. We’ve got a center we know that starts in this NFL, we’ve got a guard, (Tim) Lelito will play left guard, Jahri Evans is the right guard. The same way at receiver. So we weren’t looking to make a move that created another 'must'."

Lelito played 294 snaps on offense last season, per Pro Football Focus, and graded out positively as a run blocker and negatively as a pass blocker.  He was an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.

June 1, 2015 03:12 PM
Saints plan to rework Jahri Evans, Cameron Jordan contracts
by Shawn Krest |

Saints coach Sean Payton said that the team has a plan in place to rework guard Jahri Evans' contract to help create salary cap space, per ESPN's Mike Triplett

Evans is scheduled to make $6.8 million salary in 2015 and cost $11 million against the cap. 

The team might also extend defensive end Cameron Jordan's contract. Jordan is entering the last year of his contract and is scheduled to make $6.969 million this year.

June 1, 2015 04:02 PM
Report: Saints ask guard Jahri Evans to rework contract
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

With the Saints trying to get under the league's salary cap by March 10, the team has reached out to guard Jahri Evans to rework his contract, sources told The Times-Picayune.

Evans' cap hit for the 2015 season would be $11 million and with the Saints at least $20 million over the cap, the team was prepared to release Evans to gain flexibility. The two sides are now trying to rework a deal to keep Evans in a Saints uniform.

June 1, 2015 04:23 PM
Report: Saints guard Jahri Evans has surgery on injured wrist
by Brandon Wise |

Saints guard Jahri Evans reportedly had surgery on torn ligaments in his injured wrist, according to

Evans, who was supposed to play in the Pro Bowl, but was held out for an undisclosed injury, played on 16 games for New Orleans in 2014. He has only missed two games in his nine-year career for the Saints and is expected to be ready for OTAs.

June 1, 2015 04:48 PM
Evan Mathis takes Jahri Evans' spot on Pro Bowl roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Eagles guard Evan Mathis was named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday as a replacement for Saints guard Jahri Evans, who won't be able to play due to injury. It's the second straight year Mathis has been a Pro Bowler.

June 2, 2015 07:10 AM
Saints unveil inactives for Week 2 of preseason
by Igor Mello |

The Saints will be without the following players for Friday's preseason game against the Titans: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Champ Bailey, Rod Sweeting, Erik Lorig, David Hawthorne, Kyle Knox, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Victor Butler, John Jenkins, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm, Patrick Robinson and Jairus Byrd.

June 2, 2015 07:18 AM
Saints list inactives for exhibition opener
by Igor Mello |

The Saints listed their inactives for Thursday's preseason opener against the Rams in St. Louis. Drew Brees, Pierre Thomas, Andy Tanner, Champ Bailey, Jarius Byrd, Terrence Frederick, Erik Lorig, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm and Victor Butler all did not dress for the game.

June 1, 2015 11:13 PM
Two Saints linemen get go-ahead for playoff action
by Marty Gitlin |

Saints offensive linemen Terron Armstead (knee) and Jahri Evans (anjkle) have been cleared for the Saturday playoff clash in Seattle. They had both been listed as probable.

June 1, 2015 11:14 PM
Questionable pair headlines Saints injury report
by Marty Gitlin |

Two key Saints players are listed as questionable for the Saturday playoff game against the Seahawks. They are running back Pierre Thomas (chest) and defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle).

All of their teammates are pretty much certain to play. Tackle Terron Armstead (knee), cornerback Keenan Lewis (head/neck) and guard Jahri Evans (ankle) are probable.

June 2, 2015 03:47 PM
Jahri Evans cleared for battle against Bucs
by Marty Gitlin |

Saints guard Jahri Evans will play Sunday against Tampa Bay. He had been designated as probable with a knee injury.

June 2, 2015 03:49 PM
NFL reveals offensive players for Pro Bowl
by Igor Mello |

The NFL announced Friday the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league will hold a draft on Jan. 22 where Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select their respective squads for the annual all-star game.

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.

Running back: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas Broncos.

Tight end: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.

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