The Jacksonville Jaguars will host free-agent linebacker Rashaan Evans on Monday evening, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Titans drafted Evans with the twenty-second pick of the first round in 2018. The former Alabama star played in Tennessee for four seasons, racking up 317 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight passes defended, three fumble recoveries, three sacks, one forced fumble, and one defensive touchdown.
Evans will turn 27 in November and is coming off a season in which he missed five games due to an ankle injury. The Titans allowed Evans to test free agency after his rookie contract ended, this after electing not to pick up his fifth-year option in 2021. Evans was a healthy scratch in the Titans' final playoff game, further evidence that the Titans were ready to move forward with Zach Cunningham — who the Jaguars elected not to claim after the Texans released him during the 2021 season — as their starting middle linebacker.
Evans started in 50 of 59 career regular-season games for the Titans and played in four postseason games.
The Jaguars have a void at linebacker after letting Damien Wilson test free agency and releasing Myles Jack. Wilson signed with the Carolina Panthers, while Jack inked a new deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jaguars did address the position in free agency with Foye Oluokun, who they signed to a three-year, $45 million contract last week, but they could still use another veteran presence.
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