Saints add veteran RBs to help in Ingram's absence

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By Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana

METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints had been in the market for a reserve running back or two since veteran starter Mark Ingram was suspended last May for violating NFL rules by using performance enhancing substances.

A seven-year pro from Alabama coming off his best season, Ingram gained 1,124 yards last season on 230 carries while catching 58 passes for 416 yards - all career highs. He will be suspended for the first four games - Tampa Bay and Cleveland at home on Sept. 9 and 16 and at Atlanta and at the New York Giants on Sept. 23 and 30.

But the Saints still have running back Alvin Kamara, who was the NFC offensive rookie of the year in 2017 after rushing for 728 yards on 120 carries and catching 81 passes for 826 yards. He also returned 11 kickoffs for a 31.5-yard average with 106-yard touchdown. The club also drafted running back/return man Boston Scott in the sixth round out of Louisiana Tech last April.

But only in recent weeks, the Saints added two free agent running backs in Terrance West (5-foot-10, 225 pounds), formerly of Baltimore, and Shane Vereen (5-10, 205), formerly of the New York Giants....

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