C.J. Spiller joins Saints backfield -- Fri Mar 13 1:40 pm --
Saints continue roster overhaul
The New Orleans Saints have added free-agent running back C.J. Spiller, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Spiller will join a Saints backfield that already includes Mark Ingram, who recently re-signed with the team, and Khiry Robinson.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Given the Saints recent moves, their offensive philosophy is definitely shifting to a more run-oriented approach. Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills are gone while Ingram, Spiller and Robinson provide incredible dept at running back. The RBBC in New Orleans won't help Spiller's fantasy prospects however. He'll likely be more valued in PPR leagues.
Mark Ingram staying in New Orleans-- Sat Mar 7 7:12 pm --
FF Today's Take:This deal ensures that Ingram will be the lead running back in the Saints offense as long as he remains healthy. Ingram led all Saints running backs last season with 226 carries but his lack of usage in the passing game and the RBBC approach in New Orleans makes Ingram more of a high-end RB2 than low-end RB1.
Pierre Thomas to be released by New Orleans-- Wed Mar 4 5:01 pm --
Played all eight of his NFL seasons with the Saints
The New Orleans Saints will release veteran running back Pierre Thomas, a league source confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Wednesday. Thomas, 30, has played all eight of his NFL seasons with the Saints after signing with the team in 2007 as a little-known undrafted free agent.(The Times-Picayune )
FF Today's Take:The Saints are reportedly $22 million over the salary cap so more cuts and contract re-negotiations are expected. The Saints currently have Khiry Robinson, Edwin Baker and Tim Hightower on the roster as Mark Ingram is a free agent. Travaris Cadet is a restricted free agent and should be back with the team, replacing Thomas as the receiving back in the offense.
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