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Former All-Pro and Pro-Bowl offensive guard Jahri Evans was released by the Saints on Monday. He could fill a position of need for Titans.

NFL teams began releasing players on Monday and one of the first players given his walking papers is someone who could interest the Titans.

The business side of the NFL never stops and with the official end of the 2015 season following Sunday night's Super Bowl game, the league teams began the business of releasing players whose salaries are higher than their value to the team or are so high that the team must make moves for salary cap reasons,

Teams like the Tennessee Titans, who are in good shape in reguards to the cap and have money to spend could find some help in the coming days as these players being released are now considered street free agents and are available to negotiate and sign immediately with any team of their choosing once a contract is agreed upon.

One such player who received his release on Monday is former New Orleans Saints offensive guard Jahri Evans,

Evans had been with the Saints since 2006 and started 153 games for the team. He was a four-time first-team All-Pro selection and a  six-time Pro Bowler in New Orleans.

He was due a$3 million bonus if he were still on the roster on Wednesday, and along with the remainder of his him  seven-year, $56.7 million contract he signed in 2010 in which the Saints would have paid him a reported $6.2 million dollars in 2016 necessitated the move. 

At the time of his contract,  Evans became the highest-paid interior offensive lineman in NFL history,  

While he is entering his tenth season in the league, the former fourth round pick is no longer a Pro Bowl talent, he is still a solid lineman who could step in and fill am immediate need or provide quality depth for an offensive line that needs both.

The Titans would not likely be the only team who might have interest in Evans, and the likelihood of him signing with a rebuilding team might not be possible unless there were no other options available.  

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