Saints hand Jahri Evans extension, sign CB Wilson
APR 1, 2:47p ET | AP
StatsLLC: Apr 1 / 12:00a ET
News: The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Evans.
Impact: Evans has spent his entire NFL career with New Orleans, starting in 2006, when he was a fourth-round draft choice out of Division II Bloomsburg. He has been selected to six consecutive Pro Bowls, second all-time among Saints offensive linemen behind Hall-of-Fame left tackle Willie Roaf's seven selections.
Rotowire: Feb 23 / 11:56a ET
News: Evans has recently opened negotiations with the Saints to remain with the team moving forward, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Evans' current contract coupled with the Saints' salary-cap situation makes it uncertain whether the Pro Bowl guard will remain in New Orleans. However, after expectations initially sided with Evans eventually being released by the Saints, it appears he may now be open to restructuring his deal to stay with the team. Coming off wrist surgery following this season, he remains a top-tier offensive lineman, making his negotiations with the Saints worthwhile to monitor as the upcoming weeks unfold.
Rotowire: Feb 10 / 8:00a ET
News: Evans (wrist) had surgery last month on a partially-torn ligament in his wrist which kept him out of the Pro Bowl. He is expected to be fully recovered in time for offseason workouts and the start of organized team activities in May, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Although he was selected for his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl, Evans had a down year by his lofty standards , showing more inconsistency than usual as a pass protector. Still, he remains an above-average guard who continued to stand out many times on film this past year, especially as a run blocker. While he's due $7.5 million in salary and bonuses in 2015, it's unlikely that he will be going anywhere, even with the Saints' difficult salary-cap situation, as there are not any alternatives waiting in the wings.