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Saints: 3 less-expensive running backs than Latavius Murray

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 29: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a 36 yard touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on November 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 29: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a 36 yard touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on November 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts

Marlon Mack was a weird case. He was set to be the Indianapolis Colts running back after a great season in 2019 where he rushed for over 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in just 12 starts and 14 appearances with the Colts.

At the beginning of the 2020 season, which was looking bright, Mack tore his Achilles’ Tendon which sent him to surgery, and later to the Colts’ injured reserve list where he stayed for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Rookie Jonathan Taylor ended up taking his place, and he too thrived in the offense. Many people forgot, in the wake of Taylor’s success, that Mack was even a 1,000-yard rusher in 2019. Hopefully, that plus his injury bodes well for New Orleans.

He is a free agent this year and with the Colts also having Hines as their pass-catching back, he will not be re-signed. If no other team offers Mack a long-term option, the Saints could end up employing Mack somewhere around the $1-2 million range.

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