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Report: Saints could cut Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans

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Nine-year New Orleans Saints starter and six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans might be looking for a new home in the near future.

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Katherine Terrell of The Times-Picayune reported Monday morning that the Saints were prepared to release Evans, according to league sources, but have reached out to the guard's camp to work out a restructure.

Evans made the Pro Bowl last season. However, he is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career -- thanks in large part to a torn ligament in his wrist. The 31-year-old is scheduled to make $7.5 million in salary in bonuses and a cap hit of $11 million. With the Saints sitting about $20 million over the projected salary cap, Evans' number is too high to swallow.

Both Evans and fellow guard Ben Grubbs -- set to count $9.6 million -- could be shown the door.

The Saints have had "several talks" with Evans and his reps, per Terrell, to try and come to an agreement about his future. The Saints informed Evans' camp that an outright release is possible if a deal can't be worked out.

Evans' situation is another reminder that we are in the midst of the time in the NFL calendar when teams are scrambling to get under the salary cap before free agency begins (March 10). For many veteran players that means receiving the ultimatum: take a pay cut or get cut.

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