One of the most-glaring weaknesses for the Seattle Seahawks last season was their offensive line play. Despite his athleticism and ability to evade pressure, Russell Wilson found himself sacked a total of 45 times during the season.
After losing starting left tackle Russell Okung to the Denver Broncos in free agency and watching starting guard J.R. Sweezy sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle’s offense line isn’t looking any better heading into this year.
Now comes this report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicating that Seattle will visit with six-time Pro Bowler Jahri Evans, who was released by the New Orleans Saints in February.
Former Saints' G Jahri Evans, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, is scheduled to visit Seattle on Friday, per source. Seahawks a good fit.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2016
Evans, 32, has started 153 of a possible 160 games during his 10-year NFL career, all with the Saints. He’s played strictly at right guard throughout his career.
It will be interesting to see what comes out of this, but Evans would represent a massive upgrade over what Seattle currently has along the interior of its offensive line.