New Orleans Saints fullback Heath Evans is preparing for a possible lockout, and preparing for possible free agency. Karen Guregian, of bostonhearld.com, has the story, below.

Heath Evans #44 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a first down during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtesy---Karen Guregian/bostonherald.com

It’s hard to know if Heath Evans [stats] is the typical NFL player preparing for a lockout, or if he’s the rare exception.

The former Patriots [team stats] fullback just finished selling every house and property in his possession to help create a much larger nest egg for his wife and two daughters. He sold his home in New Orleans, where he’s spent the past two seasons with the Saints. He also sold his longtime offseason home in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he’s lived most of his life.

So Evans has some cash to fall back on should there be no football, and thus no paychecks, in the near future. The unrestricted free agent currently is renting a home and is ready for any and all possibilities going forward.

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