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Packers Signing Veteran G Jahri Evans

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers are signing veteran G Jahri Evans to a contract on Wednesday.

This is an interesting move for the Packers, given that they’re just a day away from the draft.

Evans was among the best interior offensive linemen still available in the free agent market and should give the Packers a decent option to compete for a starting job this summer, as they try to replace T.J. Lang.

Evans, 33, is a former fourth-round pick of the Saints back in 2006. He spent 10 years in New Orleans before he was released by the Saints last year.

The Seahawks eventually signed him to a contract in August, but he lasted just a month in Seattle before he was among their final roster cuts.

Evans returned to the Saints a few days later on a one-year contract and finished out the year in New Orleans.

In 2016, Evans appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 36 guard out of 72 qualifying players.