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Sources: Evans deal worth $56.7M

Updated: May 5, 2010, 10:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans is now the highest-paid interior lineman in the NFL.

Evans, 26, and the Saints agreed on a seven-year deal announced by the team Wednesday.

The contract is worth $56.7 million and Evans will receive $19 million in the first year and $25.7 million over the first three years of the deal, sources told ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Evans' Philadelphia-based agent, Jerrold Colton, confirmed the deal was the richest contract ...

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