- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills are turning their attention to veteran offensive guard Jahri Evans in the event they lose starter Richie Incognito in free agency.

The Bills announced they were meeting with Evans on Monday, not long after the unsigned free agent posted a picture of Buffalo’s downtown harbor on his Twitter account.

Evans was drafted by the Saints in the fourth round in 2006 and spent 10 seasons in New Orleans before being cut last month. He has 153 career starts.

Evans would be a candidate to replace Incognito, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent once the NFL’s signing period opens Wednesday.

The Bills called re-signing Incognito an offseason priority. The team, however, has little room to maneuver under the salary cap.

Buffalo also tendered contract offers to retain the rights to three of seven restricted free agents: receiver Chris Hogan, defensive tackle Corbin Bryant and offensive lineman Jordan Mills.

Hogan finished fourth on the team with 36 catches for 450 yards and scored twice. Bryant was a dependable backup who started the final 10 games after Kyle Williams sustained a season-ending left knee injury. Mills had five starts in 10 games for Buffalo after being signed off the Detroit Lions practice squad in October.

Buffalo has yet to tender offers to defensive tackle Stefan Charles, linebacker Ty Powell, safety Bacarri Rambo and tight end MarQueis Gray.


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