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Saints Hosted Veteran G Jahri Evans For Visit, Tried Out 14 Players

Nick Underhill of the Advocate reports that the Saints hosted veteran G Jahri Evans for a visit on Tuesday and tried out 14 players.

The full list of tryouts includes: Khalif Barnes, Aaron Brewer, Andre Caldwell, Andrew East, Thomas Gafford, Byrce Harris, Nic Jacobs, Mike Liedtke, Greg Little, Sterling Moore, Rueben Randle, Jake Stoneburner, Darrin Walls, Nate Washington, and B.W. Webb.

Evans, 32, was entering the second year of his three-year, $18 million contract that included $9.5 million guaranteed when the Saints cut him in a move that cleared $1.1 million in available cap space while creating $7.1 million in dead money.

However, he was waived as they cut their roster down to the roster limit last week.

In 2015, Evans appeared in 11 games for the Saints. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 38 guard out of 82 qualifying players.

Washington, 32, originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin back in 2005. He wound up playing out his rookie contract before signing a free agent deal with the Titans.

The Texans wound up signing him to a one-year contract last year. Washington caught on with Patriots this past March when he signed a one-year, $1.065 million contract. However, he was cut loose last week.

In 2015, Washington appeared in 14 games for the Texans and recorded 47 receptions for 658 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 76 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.

Barnes, 34, is a former second-round pick by the Jaguars of the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent four years with Jacksonville before signing with the Raiders in 2009.

Barnes spent the past seven years with Oakland before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the past several months. The Saints him to a contract last week, but he was unfortunately among their final roster cuts.

In 2015, Barnes appeared in 14 games for the Raiders, but played just 118 snaps.

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