Players Who the Saints Should Keep or CUT After the Season

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Dec 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans (73) blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jahri Evans, Offensive Right Guard

The 33-year old long-time Saints veteran was released after last season due to a combination of declining play and salary cap relief for the team.

After failing to make Seattle’s regular season roster, the Saints brought Evans back in for veteran stability along the offensive line.

The result has paid higher dividends than the team could have envisioned. Jahri’s presence has caused the offensive line to be a position of strength at times, rather than the perceived weakness it was thought to be entering the season.

Still, it is an against-the-odds gamble to expect a 10 year veteran warhorse to keep up this high level of play very much longer.

The offensive line is still an area the Saints need to address with an infusion of young talent.

Much like with beloved veterans like Pierre Thomas and Marques Colston before him; both Evans and the Saints brain-trust will need to evaluate this situation hard at the end of this season.