New Orleans Saints: What to expect from Adam Prentice

Adam Prentice - Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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The New Orleans Saints have a fullback on their roster once again after successfully landing Adam Prentice off of waivers. On Tuesday, the Saints cut Alex Armah who many felt would be their fullback for the 2021 season but that didn’t end up being the case.

Prentice was hoping to play for the Broncos this season but was one of their roster cuts on Tuesday. Travis Wakeman of Predominantly Orange did a nice writeup on Prentice and what to know about him shortly after the Broncos added him. The kid excelled in wrestling during his high school years, winning three conference championships. He’s going to provide toughness for this Saints offense.

The fullback previously played college football at both Colorado State and South Carolina playing four seasons with the Rams and then spending the 2020 season with the Gamecocks.

Prentice never lit up the stat sheets but that’s typical for a fullback. At Colorado State, he finished with 18 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown while rushing 18 times for 65 yards. At South Carolina, he had two catches for 13 yards. He was used more in the passing game during his college career than as a runner.

In New Orleans, the Saints will probably look to use Prentice primarily as a blocker and to help create running lanes for Alvin Kamara and the other Saints running backs.

Adam Prentice gives the Saints a fullback on their roster.

As Mike Triplett noted in the tweet above, the Saints don’t have to make any roster moves other than moving Wil Lutz to IR, which they can officially do now. They added a player at a position of need and someone who could give them a nice young option at fullback for the foreseeable future.

Prentice probably isn’t going to put up crazy numbers or be someone we notice and that’s not uncommon for fullbacks. It’s a position that teams tend to go without these days but the Saints like having one.

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Hopefully, Prentice can be a staple in the Saints’ run game moving forward.