Packers Sign Six-Time Pro Bowl G Jahri Evans To Deal

The Green Bay Packers bolstered their offensive line by signing six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed on the deal, which was announced Wednesday.

Evans, an unrestricted free agent, started all 16 games for New Orleans last season and 169 contests in all since being picked by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL draft. Evans was released after playing 10 seasons with New Orleans in February 2016 and participated in training camp with the Seattle Seahawks before being cut in early September.

The 33-year-old Evans rejoined the Saints, but sent out a farewell tweet in the offseason after the club signed Larry Warford to a four-year, $34 million deal.

Green Bay found itself with a glaring hole on its offensive line after Pro Bowl selection T.J. Lang left via free agency for the Detroit Lions. The Packers elected not to match the three-year, $28.5 million deal that Lang signed with the Lions.

Evans likely will step into the spot, although Green Bay still has Don Barclay and second-year pros Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy and Lucas Patrick on its roster.

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