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Former Saints FB Evans Retires, Joins NFL Network

Heath Evans (#44) retires, joins NFL NetworkHeath Evans (#44) retires, joins NFL Network

Heath Evans, the New Orleans Saints' starting fullback the last two seasons, has announced his retirement and begun a broadcasting career with the NFL Network.

Evans made the announcement to his 31,000-plus followers on Twitter Wednesday morning, where he indicated he has accepted a multi-year deal to serve as an analyst.

LINK: http://twitter.com/#!/HeathEvans

In a series of Tweets, Evans said: "Fans/Friends: I have decided 2 retire after 10 great yrs n the NFL! I have accepted a multi-yr contract w/ @nflnetwork & I'm n the process of moving my family to L.A. to join my new team! Words cannot express my gratitude for the love that has been shown to my family & I over the course of my blessed career! Thank u all for being patient w/ me during the decision making process. I'm looking forward to making the gr8 game we all love more interesting for all of u 2 watch on @nflnetwork! U guys r the fans & the reason for the success of the NFL."

Evans, 32, played 10 NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and the Saints.

Coincidentally, Evans' first assignment for NFL Network was covering Saints' practices this week in Oxnard, Calif.


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