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Saints Missed Out on Waiver Claim of Top Available Running Back

David Kaestle
The New Orleans Saints failed to pick up a running back off waivers.
The New Orleans Saints failed to pick up a running back off waivers. / Associated Press

The Houston Texans claimed recently-released running back Eno Benjamin off of wiavers this week, adding to their backfield depth behind Dameon Pierce. However, Houston wasn't the only team that tried to snag the veteran tailback once he became available.

The New Orleans Saints were another team that put in a claim, but unfortunately for them the Texans were higher on the waiver order.

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Benjamin would have been a great depth add behind Alvin Kamara. The Saints already lost Mark Ingram to injury this season and have been in need of help in the backfield since, especially since Kamara hasn't been his usual dominant self.

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Current backup Dwayne Washington has been almost invisible with just 11 carries for 38 yards on the season. Having a versatile back like Benjamin come in and be able to spell Kamara was an enticing proposition.

New Orleans did go in another direction at running back though, bringing in veteran David Johnson to the practice squad on Wednesday.

The Saints are currently 4.5-point home favorites in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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