Payton: Jahri Evans A “Realistic Possibility”

The Saints have made a couple of post 53-man cutdown moves but they might not be done tinkering with the roster. On Tuesday, the Saints met with old friend Jahri Evans and coach Sean Payton says that his return “is a realistic possibility,” as Mike Triplett of tweetsJahri Evans (vertical)

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Over the course of ten seasons in New Orleans, Evans started in all 153 of his appearances and earned four first-team All-Pro nods. However, knee and ankle injuries limited him to 11 games in 2015 and he was cut loose this offseason for cap reasons. Evans hooked on with the Seahawks in early August, but he was released last week after he failed to win a starting job.

Now, he could circle back to New Orleans on a cheaper deal. If the Saints do in fact move former first-round pick Andrus Peat to left guard, Evans could start on the right side. Based on Payton’s comments, it sounds like a deal could go down by the end of the weak.

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