The New Orleans Saints have reportedly added extra firepower to their working backs room as former Detroit Lions participant Jamaal Williams is heading south on a three-year deal.
Williams was the NFL’s dashing landing chief final season, discovering the coloured paint 17 occasions for the Lions whereas blowing previous his profession excessive, which was 4 whereas with the Green Bay Packers.
He additionally set a profession excessive with 1,066 yards dashing on 262 makes an attempt for Detroit.
Williams’ hard-nosed model of working will attempt to complement Saints’ Pro Bowl working again Alvin Kamara, who ought to nonetheless be the group’s main again regardless of the addition of Williams.
Kamara had 897 yards dashing and 490 yards receiving however solely 4 complete touchdowns on the 12 months over 15 video games.
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Being that Williams had solely 9 begins in his 17 video games final season, he’s used to sharing touches. The Lions sported D’Andre Swift of their backfield as nicely, so Williams merely gave it his all when it was his flip to hold the ball.
He was additionally in that position coming into the NFL as a fourth-round select of BYU by the Packers, when he backed up Aaron Jones for 4 seasons.
With the NFC South huge open, the Saints have been making some huge strikes to improve each side of the ball. On offense, Williams and Kamara shall be working with Derek Carr at quarterback after his launch from the Las Vegas Raiders. Wide receiver Michael Thomas additionally agreed to return to New Orleans, who hopes he can keep wholesome this season alongside rookie standout Chris Olave.
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Head coach in Dennis Allen will definitely look to verify everyone seems to be on the identical web page by Week 1, and Williams may assist with that. As NFL followers watched on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” Williams is a pure, passionate chief within the locker room and could be very revered by teammates and coaches alike.
He was even seen shedding tears whereas giving a group speech throughout coaching camp.
New Orleans is hoping Williams brings that fireplace and his manufacturing from final season to a bunch that averaged 116.6 dashing yards per sport.
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