The Saints want to give another veteran running back a try.
PFT’s Mike Florio reports that the Saints signed Julius Jones, per a league source.
The move indicates a few things. First, perhaps Pierre Thomas isn’t a lock to return to the lineup this week. Saints coach Sean Payton also can’t be thrilled with his tandem of Ladell Betts and Chris Ivory.
Both Betts and Ivory have put up decent stats, but Betts had a fumble and dropped a pass against the Cardinals that resulted in an interception. Ivory has struggled with fumbles and pass protection.
It’s unclear what corresponding roster move the Saints will make with Jones coming aboard.