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Should the New Orleans Saints Regret Releasing Jahri Evans?

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Hindsight is 20/20, but are really any worse off now then we would have been?

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Drew Brees, Zach Strief, and Thomas Morstead. That's all that remains on the 2016 New Orleans Saints roster from the 2009 Super Bowl Champion team. Granted, Roman Harper is now back on the team after a short tenure in Carolina, but as far as players who have remained with the Saints since their victory of Peyton Manning's Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, it's just those three.

Earlier this year, there were more, though. Marques Colston and Jahri Evans were released by the Saints after playing their entire careers in New Orleans. Colston has yet to find a new team in the NFL and his future as a player looks to be uncertain. Evans, on the other hand, has latched on with the Seattle Seahawks, signing a one-year contract in the beginning of August.

After three preseason games this year, the Saints issues on the offensive line have been well documented. Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, and the rest of the Saints front office is now (hopefully) left scrambling to find ways to improve the offensive line personnel before the Saints Week 1 game versus the Oakland Raiders. With the Saints now looking to bring in new offensive linemen to help a currently underwhelming unit, this begs the obvious question: did the Saints make the wrong call in letting Jahri Evans walk?

Releasing Evans is undoubtedly a wise move. Evans was not worth the final year of his 7-year contract with the Saints, but his one year deal with Seattle worth a little over one million was definitely palatable. Evans has recently been given work practicing with the first-team unit of the 'Hawks.

So I pose the question to you, Saints fans. Do you think the Saints should regret letting Evans go? Vote in the poll. Explain in the comments. Send me presents.