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Seahawks Bring In Veteran DT Fred Evans For A Tryout

Howard Balzer of Lockerdome.com is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks brought in veteran DT Fred Evans for a tryout this week.

The former Vikings’ defensive lineman worked out for the Patriots close to a month ago, but he was never signed to a contract.

It’s not surprising to see Seattle bring in a veteran defensive lineman like Evans given that they were forced to place DT Brandon Mebane on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday after he suffered a torn hamstring.

The Vikings re-signed Evans to a one-year conract worth $1 million back in March. However, he was unable to make the team’s final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason.

Evans, 31, appeared in 14 games and totaled 20 tackles and a forced fumble for the Vikings in 2013. According to Pro Football Focus, Evans graded out as the No. 46 defensive tackle in the league and was a solid run-defender.