- Triplett adds that they could consider other options with Evans, and he hasn’t been able to confirm that they are planning to release him.
Evans is in line to make a total of $7.5 million for the upcoming season and carries a cap figure of $11 million, so he represents one of the easiest sources of cap relief for the Saints.
The Saints have reportedly told Evans’ reps that an outright release remains be a possibility, but all scenarios are still being considered at this point in time.
Evans, 31, played through a torn TFCC in his wrist that required surgery during the second half of the season. Overall, his play was noticeably impacted by this injury.
The Saints signed Evans to a seven-year, $56.7 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed back in 2010. He still has two years remaining on that contract that includes base salaries of $6.8 million in 2015 and another $8 million in 2016.
Over the course of his nine-year NFL career, Evans has missed just two games for the Saints. Pro Football Focus has Evans rated as the No. 46 guard in the league out of 68 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Evans and the Saints as the news is available.