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Saints Sign Running Back Shane Vereen
July 18th | 2018
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo is reporting the New Orleans Saints and free agent RB Shane Vereen, formerly of the New York Giants, have agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Likely a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, Vereen is not a lock to make the Saints final 53-man roster for the 2018 season. In fact, since learning of Mark Ingram’s four-game suspension, Vereen is the second veteran rusher the Saints added — they also signed former Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West. With Trey Edmonds, Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams and of course Alvin Kamara already filling out the depth chart with the before-mentioned players, I’m avoiding the New Orleans backfield unless their names are Kamara and Ingram. Though whoever emerges as the RB2 for the games that Ingram is out could be worth an add in deeper league formats, I’m not blowing a draft pick on one in July — there is too much uncertainty about who that player even is. But if Vereen does make this roster, he’d be one to keep an eye on. His skill set fits Sean Payton’s system and could be the PPR back should Kamara miss any time this season.
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