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Saints Extend Jahri Evans One Year: Sign CB Kyle Wilson

The New Orleans Saints announced today, the signing of cornerback Kyle Wilson and the 1 year extension of Jahri Evans.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The news of Jahri Evans' extension has long be anticipated. No details yet on how much cap this frees up this season. Evans was originally signed through 2016 and was going to be a FA in 2017. Current contract details below. Evans was scheduled to count $11 mil against the 2015 cap.

CONTRACT:7 yr(s) / $56,700,000 SIGNING BONUS$12,000,000 AVERAGE SALARY$8,100,000 GUARANTEED:$19,000,000 FREE AGENT:2017 / UFA
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap

2015 Contract details by year $6,800,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $200,000 $1,500,000 $11,000,000 $5,000,000
2016 Contract details by year $8,000,000 - $500,000 $200,000 $1,500,000 $10,200,000 $1,500,000
2017 Free Agent Year UFA

I'll publish new contract details here when they become available.

Likewise, no details are currently available for Kyle Wilson.

The New Orleans Saints have signed unrestricted free agent CB Kyle Wilson to a one-year contract and also inked G Jahri Evans to a one-year contract extension. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Wilson recorded 157 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, 19 passes defensed, one forced fumble and 15 special teams stops in five seasons with the New York Jets. In 2014, he played in all 16 games and posted 26 tackles, one sack, one pass defense and six special teams stops. The 5-10, 190-pounder was originally the 29th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Jets out of Boise State.

Evans, originally a fourth round draft choice of the Saints out of Bloomsburg in 2006, has opened 142 contests at right guard for New Orleans and started all 16 games in 2014 for the NFL's top-ranked offense. Evans was selected to his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl berth in 2014. Evans' six overall selections are ranked second in franchise history among Black and Gold offensive linemen behind Pro Football Hall of Fame T William Roaf's seven.