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Saints sign veteran RB Jacquizz Rodgers

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Jacquizz Rodgers has played the majority of his NFL career in the NFC South. He must love playing in the division as he has decided to join the New Orleans Saints.

On Saturday, the Saints signed veteran running back, Jacquizz Rodgers. In a corresponding move, the team released Robert Kelley after brining him in earlier this offseason.

This offseason, New Orleans has been looking for a veteran running back to add to the roster. With Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray leading the way, the Saints wanted some insurance behind those guys.

For Rodgers, he has played seven seasons in the NFC South, four with the Atlanta Falcons and three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Therefore, Saints fans should know what they are getting with Rodgers joining the backfield.

Rodgers’ best season came in 2016 with Tampa Bay when he rushed for 560 yards and two touchdowns. Over the course of his career, Rodgers has also shown an ability to catch the ball out of the backfield as well.

This is likely why the Saints were interested in the possibility of bringing Rodgers into the offense. The Saints love using Kamara as a receiving threat while Murray is a downhill runner—replacing Mark Ingram.

The addition of Rodgers allows the Saints to have a pass-catcher out of the backfield when Kamara needs a breather. In his career, Rodgers has three seasons with 38 or more receptions.

As the Saints attempt to make another run at the Super Bowl in 2019, they’ve constructed a deep backfield this offseason.