Former Patriot Heath Evans calls it quits

Fullback Heath Evans, who played the last two seasons with the Saints after being signed as a free agent from the Patriots, announced via Twitter Wednesday that he is retiring and beginning a broadcasting career.

Tweeted Evans: 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 or 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.

Evans spent 3½ seasons in New England (2005-08), following stints with the Dolphins (six games in 2005) and Seahawks (2001-04). WEEI.com

Farewell to the poor man’s Mike Alstott.  The very poor man’s Mike Alstott actually.  Heath Evans gave a lot during his three year stint with the Pats.  He was one of those guys that got you excited when he caught the ball because the situation looked so unfamiliar and bizarre.  He was Brady’s protector, and gave the impression that he would step in front of a machete for Tom.  And that pretty much sums up his career.  Nothing amazing, just solid across the boards.

But who knew this guy was so clean cut and well groomed?  Heath made the right choice going to TV and putting that perfect skin complexion on camera (no homo).

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