The Buffalo Bills called re-signing starting left guard Richie Incognito one of the priorities of the offseason. With only two days to go before the free agency period starts in the National Football League, the Bills are setting themselves up with a contingency plan, it would appear.
Former New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans visited with the Bills on Monday afternoon -- the first official free agent visit the Bills have conducted this offseason. With the Incognito situation presently in limbo, the Bills decided to bring the 32-year old Evans in for a look, conceivably, to take over a starting guard spot should Incognito elect to go elsewhere.
Evans is a six-time Pro Bowl player, having spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. He also was coached by current Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer while in New Orleans.
Incognito has expressed desires to come back to Buffalo, but no agreement has been reached just yet. Teams are now permitted to speak with free agents, and will have the ability to sign them on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.
Since Evans was released by the Saints earlier in the offseason, he is permitted to sign with a team immediately.