New Orleans Saints to Add Former All-Pro to Coaching Staff

The New Orleans Saints are adding a franchise legend to their coaching staff. According to's Luke Johnson, the team is expected to hire six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans as an assistant offensive line coach.

Evans was one of the league's most dominant offensive linemen over an 11-year career with the Saints, earning four first-team All-Pros and winning a Super Bowl following the 2009 season. An effective pass blocker and run blocker, he played on six top-five scoring offenses. He may fall short of eventual Hall of Fame enshrinement, but he certainly helped pave the way for quarterback Drew Brees' inevitable trip to Canton.

Evans was an incredibly accomplished player, so he should command immediate respect in the Saints' locker room. He should also be able to mine his long, storied career for countless teachable moments. Players of his calibre seldom go on to true stardom as coaches, but he will likely prove an asset to the team. Plus, he'll get a chance to remain around the game he loves in a less demanding (and less punishing) capacity. It's a win-win. 

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