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Saints Signing Pro Bowl Running Back to Practice Squad

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New Orleans Saints are signing a former Pro Bowl running back to their practice squad.
The New Orleans Saints are signing a former Pro Bowl running back to their practice squad. / (AP Photo/Ant Upton)

The New Orleans Saints are gearing up for a Week 11 matchup against the depleted Los Angeles Rams. A loss would all but end New Orleans' season for good, making this a must-win game.

With their running back corps currently banged up, the Saints are adding an accomplished veteran to the mix.

David Johnson is signing a deal to join New Orleans' practice squad, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The veteran visited the Saints in the offseason, and with Mark Ingram still sidelined, the two sides are officially linking up.

Johnson entered the NFL as a third-round in 2015 with the Arizona Cardinals. He made an immediate impact as a rookie, and then truly broke out the following year. He rushed for 1,239 yards and 16 TDs in his second season, en route to earning Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro selections.

Unfortunately, he never broke the 1,000-yard mark again, partially due to injury troubles. He last played in 2021 for the Houston Texans, recording 228 yards in four games.

At the very least, Johnson provides New Orleans some depth behind star Alvin Kamara and third-string RB Dwayne Washington. Ingram is working his way back from an MCL sprain, so adding another capable back in Johnson makes a ton of sense.

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