After being released this past off-season by the New Orleans Saints, guard Jahri Evans signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. Evans spent the first ten years of his NFL career with the Saints prior to his release.
Guard Jahri Evans Signs With The Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks not only announced the signing of Jahri Evans on Saturday, but they also announced that they waived guard Kona Schwenke in order to make room for their new guard,.
Evans, 32, is a six-time Pro Bowler, as well as afour-time first-team Pro Bowl. Since entering the league as a fourth round draft pick, Evans has played in or started every game except for seven in his ten-year career.
Evans who plays right guard, adds experience and depth to a relatively young offensive line. The Seahawks could have new starters at every position on the offensive line. The former Saints guard visited with the Seahawks on Friday before signing with them on Saturday after Seattle’s practice.
The six-time Pro Bowler’s health has been a bit of an issue for him over the last several seasons. He battled a number of minor injuries. He missed two games in 2013, and he dealt with a nagging wrist injury for the majority of the 2014 season. But 2015 was the hardest season for Evans as a knee injury forced him to miss five games.
Excited to Join his New Team
Evans’ agent, Jerrold Colton, talked about his clients excitement about continuing his career with the Seahawks. He told ESPN’s Mike Triplett:
“Jahri has appreciated 10 great years. It’s been a great run for a kid from Bloomsburg with a great city and a great organization. And he got to ride it out with one coach, one quarterback, a lot of the teammates he came in with. Too good to be true. It’s sad that it’s come to an end, but now he’s ready for the next chapter.”
Evans will be joining a Seahawks team that was third in the league in rushing offense last season. However they only rushed for ten touchdowns. Seattle’s offensive line also gave up 46 sacks last season, which ranked near the bottom in the NFL.