Jahri Evans‘ contract suggests he’ll have to compete for a spot with the Seahawks, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com writes. With just $80K guaranteed on his ~$1MM deal, it’s a low-risk move for Seattle and they know that they can press the escape button with minimal consequences if he does not resume his old form. If Evans does look strong in practice, then he could possibly earn a starting job and bump rookie Germain Ifedi from right guard to right tackle. If he doesn’t provide much of an upgrade, then he won’t be on the 53-man roster.
Here’s more from the NFC West:
- 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis still isn’t practicing with the starting unit, but he’s not complaining, despite his predilection for blasting the team in the past. “I’ve never played third team. It’s an experience,” Davis said (via Cam Inman of the Mercury News). “I don’t mind it. Coach (Tom) Higgins used to say at Piscataway (New Jersey) High School: ‘The cream always rises to the top.’ That’s how it always works out.” Speaking of New Jersey, some within the Giants have reportedly pushed for the team to deal for Davis, though we haven’t heard much on that front in the last week.
- Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi and Buccaneers defensive lineman Martin Ifedi have hired Tory Dandy and Jimmy Sexton of CAA Football for representation, Rand Getlin of NFL.com tweets.
- With Earl Watford out at least two weeks, the Cardinals‘ second unit ls lacking consistency in camp and Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 (on Twitter) opines that the team could use some veteran depth on the O-Line.
- Earlier this week, we interviewed Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times about Marshawn Lynch and other key storylines from the Seahawks‘ offseason.
- The Rams are concerned about running back Tre Mason.