By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints decided to add some veteran insurance to their backfield after all, with Mark Ingram set to serve a four-game suspension at the beginning of the season.
The Saints agreed to a one-year veteran-minimum deal with former Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West, sources confirmed. The agreement was first reported by the NFL Network, and West acknowledged his new home on Instagram.
The Saints picked West after auditioning fellow veterans Jamaal Charles, Tim Hightower and Shane Vereen this week. West, 27, will still have to beat out young running backs like Boston Scott, Trey Edmunds and Jonathan Williams, though.
Originally when Ingram's suspension was announced, Saints coach Sean Payton said the team would not immediately sign a veteran replacement -- preferring to work with their young prospects instead. But if nothing else, the Saints will want to have a veteran or two on their "ready list." ...
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