Saints Free Agency: 6 high-impact running backs still available in 2022

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3. Devontae Booker

The Giants released Devontae Booker to save cap space and the former fourth-round pick out of Utah could be a nice addition for New Orleans. Booker is someone I discussed the Saints potentially signing when he was initially released and he’s still waiting for an NFL home.

Booker spent the first four years of his career with the Broncos as mostly a second-string option and that’s a role he continued in Las Vegas and then in New York with the Giants. He’s not someone who’s going to join the team and be a superstar but he’s an affordable option who could be a nice fill-in option while Kamara is out.

2. Darrel Williams

One of the lesser-known names on this list comes in the form of Darrel Williams, who was a feisty piece in the Chiefs’ offense during his four years there. The former undrafted LSU running back is used to playing second fiddle, as he did it behind Leonard Fournette in Baton Rouge, then with Kareem Hunt and Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Kansas City.

This past year, Williams appeared in 17 games and rushed for 558 yards and six touchdowns while also packing a punch through the air with 452 yards and two more touchdowns. Spotrac has his market value at three years worth over $6 million. It’d be a three-year deal for a highly productive soon-to-be 27-year-old running back.

The Saints should absolutely target Darrel Williams.