The New Orleans Saints hosted and signed running back Devonta Freeman today, per Adam Schefter.
Saints are hosting former All-Pro RB Devonta Freeman for a visit today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2021
And this was quick: Former Falcons’ standout Devonta Freeman and the Saints now have reached agreement on a one-year deal, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus. Freeman reunited with his former college teammate, Jameis Winston. https://t.co/jhg4BXjLLM— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2021
For his career, he’s averaged 4.1 yards per carry and 2.29 yards after contact per carry.
The 29-year-old had a bit of a down year in New York last year, he only racked up 172 yards on 3.2 yards a rush.
The Saints have a pretty deep backfield as it is — with Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Ty Montgomery already on the books for 2021.
Freeman will likely be another early-down option, along with Murray.
Field Yates recently reported that the Saints also had former Jaguars and Bills RB T.J. Yeldon down for a visit today.
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