The Seahawks announced Saturday that they’ve signed G Jahri Evans to a contract and released G Kona Schwenke.
- According to Sheil Kapadia, Evans receives a one-year, $1.065 million contract with $80,000 guaranteed.
- Kapadia mentions that this is a minimum salary benefit deal, meaning Evans will carry a cap charge of only $680,000.
- Before Evans signed with the Seahawks, Adam Caplan points out that the Eagles had some interest in the veteran guard.
Seattle just recently worked out Evans, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition to bolster their offensive line depth.
Assuming Evans is in good shape and ready to go, he could be a great addition for the Seahawks’ interior offensive line.
The Bills previously brought in Evans for a visit several months ago, but did not sign him to a contract following the session.
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.
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.
We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.