Six weeks after watching starting right guard T.J. Lang sign with the Lions, the Packers might have finally found his replacement.
General manager Ted Thompson announced on Wednesday that the team has signed former Saints guard Jahri Evans in a move that should instantly help the Packers.
The 33-year-old Evans arrives in Green Bay after spending his entire 11-year career in New Orleans. During his time with the Saints, Evans was voted to six Pro Bowls and named first-team All Pro a total of four times.
The Saints released him in February 2016 after he was unwilling to take a pay cut.
Six months later, Evans finally found a job in Seattle, signing a deal with the Seahawks during the middle of training camp in August .
The veteran lineman didn't last in Seattle very long, though. Despite their atrocious offensive line, the Seahawks decided to cut Evans before the 2016 regular season even started.
The addition of Evans likely means the Packers won't necessarily have to spend a pick on an offensive guard during the NFL Draft, which kicks off on Thursday.